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New York Botanical Garden

Under an agreement with CUNY, a number of staff members of the New York Botanical Garden offer courses in Lehman's Department of Biological Sciences. This arrangement makes specialized material, equipment, and collections available to Lehman students and provides facilities for research under exceptionally favorable conditions. The Museum of the Botanical Garden contains a library of about 65,000 volumes; a herbarium with some three million specimens, which provides excellent opportunities for research in taxonomy, ecology, and phytogeography; and special rooms for the cryptogamic collections. The collection of living plants on the grounds and in the greenhouses provides a wealth of material, with approximately 12,000 species represented.