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Staten Island Museum (SIM)

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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.


  • Colleen Evans, cevans@statenislandmuseum.org

Collection Statistics

  • 26,107 specimen records
  • 19,335 (74%) georeferenced
  • 26,107 (100%) with images (26,209 total images)
  • 22,777 (87%) identified to species
  • 211 families
  • 1,150 genera
  • 3,939 species
  • 4,197 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 20 August 2018
Global Unique Identifier: ce5d3f76-3855-4cda-aaf9-fce6d12f7bfb
Digital Metadata:EML File