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About the Atlas - Contributors


Countless individuals and institutions have provided data, assistance, and funding for the Atlas. We sincerely thank all of these individuals and institutions for their contributions. Without them the Atlas would not exist in its current form. We ask for the apologies of any individual or institution that we have inadvertently excluded from our acknowledgments. Finally, while we thank the following individuals and institutions, the final decisions regarding the data in the atlas are the responsibility of the authors. Funding for the New York Flora Atlas was made intitally made possible through a New York State Biodiversity Research Institute grant and is support by donations and New York Flora Association memberships.


We graciously thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to the photo collection of the Atlas. We are still looking to add more photographs, especially for species, plant parts, or developmental phases not represented. Contact Kyle Webster at for submission information or visit the New York Flora Association website for more information.

Photo Contributors: Aaron Heminway, Aissa L. FeldmannAlex Petzke, Alyssa Reid, Andrew Nelson, Brandon Cohen, Casey M. Tompkins, David Werier, Doug Goldman, Erik Danielson, Garrett Taylor, Jacqueline Donnelly, Joseph McMullen, Julie K. Covey, Justin Cambell, Kimberly Smith, Kyle Webster, Laura Sommers, Mark Carabetta, New York Natural Heritage Program, Rachel Shultz, Richard Ring, Sara R. Stebbins, Selma Rosenthal, Steven Daniel, Steven M. Young. 

All photographs are copyright protected. Photos on the New York Flora Atlas may not be reproduced, distributed, modified, re-posted on another site (regardless of the server on which the Content is stored), sold, or exploited for any commercial purposes without specific written authorization from the New York Flora Association and/or the designated copyright holder (i.e., photographers who own copyright on their own images). All photos submitted to the New York Flora Atlas grant the New York Flora Association a royalty-free permanent license for use on the New York Flora Atlas. Permission for use of particular photographs can be obtained by contacting the authors who can further direct the request to the photographer or copyright holder in question.


We also thank the individuals who have contributed information or data, or have reviewed the atlas including: Ed Fuchs, Tim Howard (for provided the generic ecological community descriptions), Anne Johnson, John Kartesz (for digitizing the 1990 NY Flora Association Atlas and allowing us to start this project with a large dataset), Richard Mitchell (Former NY State Botanist: for helping to produce the original 1990 NY Flora Association Atlas and for the immense amount of NYS floristic work he has contributed), Andrew Nelson, Connie Tedesco, and Donna Vogler, Steve Young.

We also thank the following individuals for contributing information on taxonomy and nomenclature: Ihsan Al-Shehbaz, Arthur Haines, Barre Hellquist, Justin Ramsey, Jim Reveal, Leila Shultz, Clive Stace, John Strother, Gordon Tucker, and Steve Young.


We graciously thank the following institutions for maintaining their valuable specimen collections. In addition, we thank the various herbaria staff and volunteers who have contributed specimen data directly to the atlas including: BKL, BUF, CONN, NY, NYS, PLAT, RCFS, and SUCO. Finally, other institutions have allowed researchers to use their facilities to record data from their collections.


Participating Herbaria

Herbarium NameCodeNumber of Records
Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum A135
Amherst College Herbarium AC6
John D. Freeman Herbarium at Auburn University AUA1
Bard College Herbarium BARD40
Bailey Hortorium Herbarium at Cornell University BH8,033
SUNY Binghamton BING2,506
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Herbarium BKL50,381
The Natural History Museum BM1
Clinton Herbarium, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY BUF7,006
Wayne E Manning Herbarium, Bucknell University BUPL480
Canadian Museum of Nature CAN1
Herbarium, Canisius College, Biology Dept., Buffalo, NY CANI13
Charles B. Graves Herbarium, Botany Dept., Connecticut College, New London, CT CCNL1
Chrysler Herbarium at Rutgers University CHRB259
Cranberry Lake Biological Station CLBS16
Carnegie Museum of Natural History CM11
George Stafford Torrey Herbarium, University of Connecticut CONN1,617
Cort Herbarium at SUNY Cortland CORT16
C.W. Post Herbarium, Long Island, NY CWPOST4
Delta Institute of Natural History DINH3
Duke University Herbarium DUKE6
Eckert Herbarium, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY ECK2
Elmira College ELMI1
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry ESF131
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago F4
Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University FH1
Herbarium of Finger Lakes Community College FLH1,296
Fulton Montgomery Community College Herbarium FMCC770
Herbarium GB at University of Gothenburg GB1
Gray Herbarium, Harvard University GH859
George R. Cooley Herbarium at Colgate University GRCH51
Hoysradt Herbarium, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY HHH107
Gordon Tucker's Fishers Island specimen collection, specimens waiting to be mounted at NYS HLF25
Houghton College, Houghton, NY HOUGH36
Monroe County Department of Parks Herbarium HPH9
Harvard University Herbarium HUH456
University of Illinois ILL1
Illinois Natural History Survey Herbarium INHS81
Iowa State University, Ada Hayden Herbarium ISC7
Northern Kentucky University herbarium KNK1
Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University LSU1
Massachusetts State Herbarium MASS13
Herbarium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI MICH14
Pullen Herbarium of the University of Mississippi MISS63
Mississippi State University Herbarium MISSA1
Missouri Botanical Garden MO51
Daniel Smiley Research Center, Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, NY MOHONK7
Millersville University, James C. Parks Herbarium MVSC3
Herbarium, United States National Arboretum, Washington, DC NA3
University of North Carolina Herbarium NCU86
New England Botanical Club Herbarium, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA NEBC6
Niagara University Herbarium NIAG1
Steere Herbarium, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY NY5,649
New York Flora Association. 1990. Preliminary Vouchered Atlas of New York State Flora, Ed. 1. NYFA_199051,102
Herbarium, Biological Survey, New York State Museum, Albany, NY NYS23,117
Herbarium, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY OBPF3,144
Ohio State University Herbarium OS1
Herbarium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PENN1
Herbarium, Botany Dept., Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA PH1,050
State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh PLAT1
Fowler Herbarium at Queen's University QK1
Herbarium of Quebec QUE38
Herbarium, Queens College, Queens, NY QUEENSCO6
Herbarium, Rice Creek Field Station, State University of New York-Oswego, Oswego, NY RCFS2,600
Rocky Mountain Herbarium, University of Wyoming RM1
Herbarium, Botany Section, Rochester Academy of Science, Rochester, NY ROCH3,022
Swedish Museum of Natural History S21
Herbarium, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site SAHI1
Herbarium, Biology Dept., Saint Bonaventure University, Saint Bonaventure, NY SBU36
Herbarium, Science Dept., Staten Island Institute of Arts and Science, Staten Island, NY SIM187
Sterling Nature Center - Cayuga County STERL224
Herbarium, Saint Lawrence University, Canton, NY STLA256
SUNY-Oneonta Herbarium SUCO1,300
SUNY Potsdam Herbarium SUNYPO1
Herbarium, Plant Sciences Dept., Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY SYR305
Herbarium, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, SUNY, Syracuse, NY SYRF70
S.M. Tracy Herbarium of Texas A&M University TAES75
University of California Herbarium (UC-Berkley) UC3
United States National Herbarium, Botany Dept., Washington, CD US114
Intermountain Herbarium, Utah State University UTC2
Utica College herbarium Utica Coll1
Pringle Herbarium, Botany Dept., University of Vermont, Burlington, VT VT2
University of Washington Herbarium WTU1
Herbarium, Biology Dept., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV WVA1
Herbarium, Osborn Memorial Laboratories, Biology Dept., Yale University, New Haven, CT YU44

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