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.
Contact: Thiers, Barbara (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 February 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
William and Lynda Steere Herbarium; New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York   10458-5126
Collection Statistics
  • 1,110,524 specimen records
  • 391,235 (35%) georeferenced
  • 853,271 (77%) with images
  • 883,404 (80%) identified to species
  • 412 families
  • 5,909 genera
  • 45,492 species
  • 50,385 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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