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Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)

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Over 99000 specimens in collection, with emphasis on plants of the Southwest and northern Mexico, Cactaceae and Agavaceae.


  • Andrew Salywon, asalywon@dbg.org
  • Curator Emerita: Wendy C. Hodgson, whodgson@dbg.org
  • Collections Manager: Sarah Hunkins , shunkins@dbg.org


Herbarium - Research, Conservation & Collections Department
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona   85008

Collection Statistics

  • 98,107 specimen records
  • 96,265 (98%) georeferenced
  • 83,027 (85%) with images (84,121 total images)
  • 93,790 (96%) identified to species
  • 336 families
  • 2,666 genera
  • 11,938 species
  • 14,918 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 15 December 2022
Global Unique Identifier: edb9860c-c481-4d19-88cc-224a536ebcd4
Digital Metadata:EML File
Geographic Distribution
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