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

  • Image of plant specimen
    N. L. Britton Collection
  • Image of Costa Rican Fungi
    Costa Rican Fungi
  • Image of Eurasian Watermilfoil plant
    Specimens of the Invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil
  • Image of Lecythidaceae plant
    Neotropical Lecythidaceae
  • Image of Caribbean plant
    Caribbean Plant Collection
  • Image of carnivorous plant
    Carnivorous Plants
  • Image of herbarium plant
    Extirpated Flora of the NYBG Forest
  • Image of Caribbean orchid
    Orchids of the Caribbean
  • Image of plant collected in Captain Hooks first voyage
    Plants of Captain Cook's First Voyage 1768-1771

Research & Exploration

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