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 310,000 specimens. Our collection of Cactaceae is one of the best in the world, being particularly rich in cytological vouchers.

ASU Type Specimens:

Contacts: Elizabeth Makings (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a2e32c87-d320-4a01-bafd-a9182ae2e191
Digital Metadata: EML File
Arizona State University Herbarium
Natural History Collections
P. O. Box 874108
Tempe, Arizona   85287-4108
(480) 965-6162
Collection Statistics
  • 260,021 specimen records
  • 217,767 (84%) georeferenced
  • 139,573 (54%) with images (162,968 total images)
  • 243,401 (94%) identified to species
  • 403 families
  • 3,920 genera
  • 24,708 species
  • 29,545 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics