Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)

Approximately 85000 specimens in collection, with emphasis on plants of the Southwest and northern Mexico, Cactaceae and Agavaceae.
Curator: Wendy C. Hodgson (whodgson[at]
Associate Curator: Andrew Salywon
Collections Manager: Sarah Hunkins (shunkins[at]
Contact: Andrew Salywon (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: edb9860c-c481-4d19-88cc-224a536ebcd4
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Herbarium - Research Department; Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona   85008
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Collection Statistics
  • 85,433 specimen records
  • 83,960 (98%) georeferenced
  • 76,793 (90%) with images
  • 82,147 (96%) identified to species
  • 316 families
  • 2,537 genera
  • 11,006 species
  • 13,767 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069