University of Texas at El Paso Biodiversity Collections Herbarium (UTEP-Herb)

The Herbarium contains well over 85,000 catalogued plant specimens. Overall geographic content of the Herbarium is approximately as follows: Texas, 24%; New Mexico, 22%; other USA, 32%; Mexico, 7%; other world, 15%. Herbarium materials at UTEP that are of special interest include an extensive representation of the floras of the desert mountain ranges of southern New Mexico and western Texas.
Contacts: Vicky Zhuang ( and Michael Moody ( and Richard Worthington ( ()
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 March 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Texas at El Paso
Access Rights: CC BY
University of Texas at El Paso
Biodiversity Collections Herbarium
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX   79968
Collection Statistics
  • 85,504 specimen records
  • 36,840 (43%) georeferenced
  • 308 (0.36%) with images (617 total images)
  • 112 GenBank references
  • 77,577 (91%) identified to species
  • 644 families
  • 3,880 genera
  • 16,518 species
  • 17,539 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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