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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:

  • Richard Worthington, rworthin@utep.edu

Address:

University of Texas at El Paso
Biodiversity Collections Herbarium
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX   79968
U.S.A.
1] 915/ 747-5871

Collection Statistics

  • 83,736 specimen records
  • 65,020 (78%) georeferenced
  • 49,455 (59%) with images (100,978 total images)
  • 127 GenBank genetic references
  • 80,606 (96%) identified to species
  • 898 families
  • 4,447 genera
  • 18,955 species
  • 20,090 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 May 2024
Digital Metadata:EML File
Rights Holder: University of Texas at El Paso
Access Rights: CC BY
Geographic Distribution
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