New York Botanical Garden Steere Herbarium (NYBG-NY)
The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the centerpiece of the Garden's botanical research program. It is the fourth largest herbarium in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The Herbarium holds a collection of more than seven million preserved specimens filed according to a standardized system of classification. 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 New World specimens. This reflects the emphasis of the research projects conducted by the Garden researchers. With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. The New York Botanical Garden recently added the three-millionth plant specimen to the Virtual Herbarium, part of an ambitious project to digitize the 7.8 million dried plant specimens in its William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, the largest herbarium in the Western hemisphere. Of all specimens digitized, most are vascular plants, but brophytes, algae, fungi and lichens are the focus of many of our digitization projects.
Contact: Barbara M. Thiers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 January 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
Rights Holder: New York Botanical Garden
Access Rights: Public Domain
William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10458-5126
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