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:

Contact: 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
  • 247,936 specimen records
  • 209,548 (85%) georeferenced
  • 119,175 (48%) with images
  • 216,905 (87%) identified to species
  • 383 families
  • 3,773 genera
  • 22,803 species
  • 25,962 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics