New York Botanical Garden Steere Herbarium (NY)

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere.
Contacts: Barbara Thiers, Herbarium Director,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 January 2021
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
William and Lynda Steere Herbarium; New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York   10458-5126
Collection Statistics
  • 922,069 specimen records
  • 498,361 (54%) georeferenced
  • 867,483 (94%) with images (880,797 total images)
  • 889,740 (96%) identified to species
  • 339 families
  • 4,660 genera
  • 39,002 species
  • 48,538 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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