C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium

The C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium is the gateway to the digitized specimens of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium. Currently, 3 million specimen records and 2 million images are available. Every month, about 30,000 new records and images are added.

Explore our online special exhibition to celebrate the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden's botanical research program and learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

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Project Highlights

  • N. L. Britton Collection
  • Costa Rican Fungi
  • Specimens of the Invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil
  • Neotropical Lecythidaceae
  • Caribbean Plant Collection
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Extirpated Flora of the NYBG Forest
  • Orchids of the Caribbean
  • Plants of Captain Cook's First Voyage 1768-1771

Research & Exploration

  • Fabian Michelangeli's Collection from Cuba
  • Roy Halling's Fungi of Fraser Island
  • James Lendemer's Lichens from Newfoundland
  • Distribution of the Brazil Nut Based on NYBG Collections
  • Collections from Las Orquideas National Park (Colombia)
  • Wayt Thomas Collection from Bahia, Brazil