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New York Botanical Garden, Lynda Steere Herbarium (NY-Vascular Plants)

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. Specialty Taxonomic Coverage: Algae, bryophytes, fungi, pteridophytes and angiosperms Geography: Worldwide with greatest strength in tropical America and North America
Interim Director: Nicole Tarnowsky,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 May 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Import from IPT - vascular
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Collection Statistics
  • 7,200 specimen records
  • 2,580 (36%) georeferenced
  • 5,631 (78%) with images (6,128 total images)
  • 6,466 (90%) identified to species
  • 212 families
  • 1,468 genera
  • 3,737 species
  • 4,009 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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