The New York Botanical Gardens Herbarium (NYBG)

The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden holds a collection of more than seven million preserved specimens. All plant groups – flowering plants, conifers, ferns, mosses, liverworts, and algae, as well as fungi and lichens - are represented in the Herbarium collection, which is particularly strong in specimens from the Western Hemisphere. Digitization of all groups is underway, with more than 4.2 million specimens barcoded and 3.6 million imaged.

Contacts: Joel Ramirez, jramirez@nybg.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 October 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
NYBG-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The New York Botanical Garden
Cite this collection:
The New York Botanical Gardens Herbarium. Occurrence dataset (ID: 4c1fd1c8-f2ec-47db-8678-b2986420f6f8) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 4,526 specimen records
  • 3,015 (67%) georeferenced
  • 1,359 (30%) with images (1,398 total images)
  • 3,932 (87%) identified to species
  • 333 families
  • 643 genera
  • 1,125 species
  • 1,195 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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