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Lichens of the West Indies (Part 2)

SpecimensNew York Botanical Garden - William & Lynda Steere Herbarium

The lichen herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden is the largest in the western hemisphere and one of the premier such collections worldwide. The study and collection of lichens at the Garden has its roots in the founding of the institution more than a century ago. The nucleus of the collection was formed at that time as founders Nathaniel L. Britton and Elizabeth G. Britton, together with other Garden scientists and collaborators, collected lichens extensively during expeditions throughout North America and the New World Tropics. 

As part of the GLOBAL TCN project, we are digitizing lichen specimens and their collection data from all regions of the world. Join us in transcribing data for lichens from the West Indies.

Funding provided by NSF award 2001354.

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