Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)

Over 93000 specimens in collection, with emphasis on plants of the Southwest and northern Mexico, Cactaceae and Agavaceae.
Curator: Andrew Salywon
Curator Emerita: Wendy C. Hodgson (whodgson[at]
Collections Manager: Sarah Hunkins (shunkins[at]
Contacts: Andrew Salywon (
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: edb9860c-c481-4d19-88cc-224a536ebcd4
Digital Metadata: EML File
Herbarium - Research, Conservation & Collections Department
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona   85008
Collection Statistics
  • 91,759 specimen records
  • 90,186 (98%) georeferenced
  • 81,092 (88%) with images (82,070 total images)
  • 88,237 (96%) identified to species
  • 332 families
  • 2,610 genera
  • 11,518 species
  • 14,412 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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