Staten Island Museum (SIM)

The Staten Island Museum herbarium (SIM) contains over 25,000 specimens, focused on the flora of Staten Island and the northeastern United States. It is a complete record of the flora of Staten Island, from the 1860s to the present. The core of the herbarium was donated by co-founders Arthur Hollick and Nathaniel Lord Britton, and is composed of specimens they collected during the 1870s-1880s. Specialized sub-collections include hybrid oaks (Hollick/Britton/Davis) and hybrid violets and ferns (Philip Dowell). Aside from vascular plants, the collection also contains mosses, lichens, algae, fungi and slime molds.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ce5d3f76-3855-4cda-aaf9-fce6d12f7bfb
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 5,511 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 4,127 (75%) with images
  • 506 (9%) identified to species
  • 54 families
  • 224 genera
  • 30 species
  • 31 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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