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.
Contacts: Colleen Evans,
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
  • 26,107 specimen records
  • 19,024 (73%) georeferenced
  • 26,107 (100%) with images (26,209 total images)
  • 22,667 (87%) identified to species
  • 208 families
  • 1,138 genera
  • 3,880 species
  • 4,125 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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