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: 29 July 2020
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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
  • 880,705 specimen records
  • 455,387 (52%) georeferenced
  • 828,038 (94%) with images (841,266 total images)
  • 849,391 (96%) identified to species
  • 337 families
  • 4,604 genera
  • 37,848 species
  • 47,162 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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