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
Digital Metadata: EML File
Arizona State University Herbarium
Natural History Collections
P. O. Box 874108
Tempe, Arizona   85287-4108
(480) 965-6162
Collection Statistics
  • 227,099 specimen records
  • 203,021 (89%) georeferenced
  • 113,858 (50%) with images
  • 208,379 (92%) identified to species
  • 386 families
  • 3,647 genera
  • 21,212 species
  • 24,682 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics