The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium includes about 150,000 algae specimens. Approximately half of these are from North America. Of the remaining half, specimens collected in the Caribbean region and Central and South America predominate. Particularly important collectors represented include T. F. Allen, F. S. Collins, M. A. Howe, and R. D. Wood. More recently, specimens that document the research of NYBG Curator Kenneth Karol have been added to the collection. The vast majority of specimens held were collected before 1950.
150,000 Total Specimens
3,650 Number of Types
80% Percent Digitized