Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (ASU-Plants)

The Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium is the second largest in the Arid Southwest with over 285,000 specimens. Our collection of Cactaceae is one of the best in the world, being particularly rich in cytological vouchers.

ASU Type Specimens:

Contact: Elizabeth Makings (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a2e32c87-d320-4a01-bafd-a9182ae2e191
Arizona State University Herbarium
School of Life Sciences
P. O. Box 874501
Tempe, Arizona   85287-4501
(480) 965-6162
Collection Statistics:
  • 217,242 specimen records
  • 199,462 (92%) georeferenced
  • 111,380 (51%) with images
  • 199,888 (92%) identified to species
  • 385 families
  • 3,598 genera
  • 20,364 species
  • 23,427 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics