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.
Contact: Colleen Evans (cevans@statenislandmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ce5d3f76-3855-4cda-aaf9-fce6d12f7bfb
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 26,107 occurrence
  • 19,024 (73%) georeferenced
  • 26,209 (100%) with 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
Family Distribution
Click on the occurrence record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that family
  • Acanthaceae (1)
  • Acoraceae (7)
  • Adoxaceae (133)
  • Alismataceae (48)
  • Altingiaceae (13)
  • Amaranthaceae (194)
  • Amaryllidaceae (43)
  • Anacardiaceae (92)
  • Anemiaceae (4)
  • Annonaceae (11)
  • Apiaceae (260)
  • Apocynaceae (170)
  • Aquifoliaceae (80)
  • Araceae (86)
  • Araliaceae (89)
  • Arecaceae (5)
  • Aristolochiaceae (33)
  • Asparagaceae (110)
  • Aspleniaceae (169)
  • Asteraceae (2303)
  • Athyriaceae (2)
  • Balsaminaceae (16)
  • Berberidaceae (65)
  • Betulaceae (181)
  • Bignoniaceae (13)
  • Blechnaceae (90)
  • Boraginaceae (151)
  • Brassicaceae (422)
  • Bromeliaceae (3)
  • Burseraceae (1)
  • Buxaceae (3)
  • Cabombaceae (16)
  • Cactaceae (9)
  • Calceolariaceae (1)
  • Callitrichaceae (2)
  • Calycanthaceae (3)
  • Campanulaceae (124)
  • Cannabaceae (61)
  • Caprifoliaceae (136)
  • Caryophyllaceae (368)
  • Celastraceae (59)
  • Ceratophyllaceae (11)
  • Chrysobalanaceae (1)
  • Cistaceae (116)
  • Cleomaceae (13)
  • Clethraceae (12)
  • Colchicaceae (31)
  • Combretaceae (2)
  • Commelinaceae (32)
  • Convolvulaceae (94)
  • Cornaceae (102)
  • Crassulaceae (24)
  • Cucurbitaceae (25)
  • Cupressaceae (67)
  • Cuscutaceae (2)
  • Cyatheaceae (2)
  • Cyperaceae (988)
  • Cyrillaceae (1)
  • Davalliaceae (1)
  • Dennstaedtiaceae (77)
  • Diapensiaceae (19)
  • Dicksoniaceae (3)
  • Dicranaceae (6)
  • Dioscoreaceae (19)
  • Ditrichaceae (1)
  • Droseraceae (41)
  • Dryopteridaceae (1101)
  • Ebenaceae (12)
  • Elaeagnaceae (11)
  • Entodontaceae (1)
  • Equisetaceae (96)
  • Ericaceae (593)
  • Eriocaulaceae (11)
  • Euphorbiaceae (103)
  • Fabaceae (692)
  • Fagaceae (845)
  • Fontinalaceae (1)
  • Frankeniaceae (1)
  • Gelsemiaceae (1)
  • Gentianaceae (154)
  • Geraniaceae (70)
  • Ginkgoaceae (2)
  • Gleicheniaceae (1)
  • Grossulariaceae (43)
  • Haemodoraceae (5)
  • Haloragaceae (32)
  • Hamamelidaceae (14)
  • Hydrangeaceae (22)
  • Hydrocharitaceae (28)
  • Hymenophyllaceae (8)
  • Hypericaceae (119)
  • Hypoxidaceae (10)
  • Iridaceae (84)
  • Isoetaceae (29)
  • Iteaceae (5)
  • Juglandaceae (78)
  • Juncaceae (179)
  • Juncaginaceae (4)
  • Lamiaceae (499)
  • Lardizabalaceae (1)
  • Lauraceae (50)
  • Lentibulariaceae (46)
  • Liliaceae (138)
  • Limnanthaceae (6)
  • Linaceae (25)
  • Linderniaceae (9)
  • Lindsaeaceae (1)
  • Loasaceae (2)
  • Lobeliaceae (1)
  • Lomariopsidaceae (11)
  • Lycopodiaceae (216)
  • Lygodiaceae (36)
  • Lythraceae (57)
  • Magnoliaceae (27)
  • Malvaceae (132)
  • Marsileaceae (10)
  • Martyniaceae (1)
  • Melanthiaceae (91)
  • Melastomataceae (24)
  • Menispermaceae (18)
  • Menyanthaceae (11)
  • Molluginaceae (12)
  • Montiaceae (23)
  • Moraceae (54)
  • Myricaceae (55)
  • Myrtaceae (3)
  • Nartheciaceae (19)
  • Nelumbonaceae (2)
  • Nyctaginaceae (11)
  • Nymphaeaceae (34)
  • Oleaceae (76)
  • Onagraceae (166)
  • Onocleaceae (38)
  • Ophioglossaceae (179)
  • Orchidaceae (367)
  • Orobanchaceae (198)
  • Osmundaceae (81)
  • Oxalidaceae (41)
  • Papaveraceae (77)
  • Parmeliaceae (3)
  • Passifloraceae (6)
  • Paulowniaceae (6)
  • Pedaliaceae (4)
  • Phrymaceae (39)
  • Phytolaccaceae (7)
  • Pinaceae (140)
  • Plantaginaceae (282)
  • Platanaceae (16)
  • Plumbaginaceae (8)
  • Poaceae (1868)
  • Podostemaceae (1)
  • Polemoniaceae (69)
  • Polygalaceae (109)
  • Polygonaceae (304)
  • Polypodiaceae (100)
  • Pontederiaceae (20)
  • Portulacaceae (5)
  • Potamogetonaceae (93)
  • Pottiaceae (6)
  • Primulaceae (134)
  • Psilotaceae (3)
  • Pteridaceae (217)
  • Ranunculaceae (476)
  • Resedaceae (3)
  • Rhamnaceae (35)
  • Rhizophoraceae (2)
  • Rosaceae (937)
  • Rubiaceae (179)
  • Ruppiaceae (4)
  • Rutaceae (18)
  • Salicaceae (310)
  • Salviniaceae (6)
  • Santalaceae (19)
  • Sapindaceae (160)
  • Sapotaceae (1)
  • Sarraceniaceae (21)
  • Saururaceae (12)
  • Saxifragaceae (83)
  • Scheuchzeriaceae (3)
  • Schizaeaceae (11)
  • Scrophulariaceae (45)
  • Selaginellaceae (31)
  • Simaroubaceae (9)
  • Smilacaceae (80)
  • Solanaceae (125)
  • Sparganiaceae (1)
  • Staphyleaceae (13)
  • Styracaceae (6)
  • Talinaceae (1)
  • Tamaricaceae (1)
  • Taxaceae (10)
  • Tectariaceae (15)
  • Theaceae (1)
  • Thelypteridaceae (145)
  • Thymelaeaceae (4)
  • Tropaeolaceae (1)
  • Typhaceae (47)
  • Ulmaceae (41)
  • Urticaceae (47)
  • Verbenaceae (46)
  • Violaceae (2710)
  • Vitaceae (69)
  • Woodsiaceae (247)
  • Xanthorrhoeaceae (10)
  • Xyridaceae (16)
  • Zamiaceae (1)
  • Zosteraceae (4)
  • Zygophyllaceae (1)