New York State Museum Lichen Collection (NYS)

The Lichen Herbarium of the New York State Museum serves to document the lichens of New York State and is especially rich in materials from Long Island and the Adirondacks. There are over 12,000 collections, including specimens from Charles H. Peck, Roy Latham, Stanley J. Smith, Irwin M. Brodo, and Claire K. Schmitt.

Collections Manager: Diana Murphy,, 518-402-5350
Curator of Botany: Dr. James C. Lendemer,, 518-473-6511
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 December 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: New York State Museum
Collection Statistics
  • 9,070 specimen records
  • 655 (7%) georeferenced
  • 7,331 (81%) identified to species
  • 66 families
  • 177 genera
  • 661 species
  • 678 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics