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,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 August 2023
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
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Collection Statistics
  • 82,643 specimen records
  • 64,086 (78%) georeferenced
  • 48,660 (59%) with images (99,261 total images)
  • 127 GenBank genetic references
  • 79,539 (96%) identified to species
  • 694 families
  • 4,326 genera
  • 18,643 species
  • 19,768 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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