SDSU - San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU)

The San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU) is a depository of over 23,000 pressed and mounted plant specimens used in research and teaching. The purpose of these specimens is: 1) to serve as voucher documentation for research projects; 2) to serve as resources for plant identification; and 3) to serve as exemplars in plant courses. In addition, the herbarium both receives and provides loans of plant specimens used in active systematic research. The herbarium collection specializes in land plant specimens from San Diego County, California, and Baja California, with some collections from Australia, Chile, and the south Pacific.

Contacts: Michael Simpson, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818d002-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File
San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU)
Dr. Michael G. Simpson, curator
Department of Biology
5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego State University
San Diego, California   92182-4614
Collection Statistics
  • 23,878 specimen records
  • 20,150 (84%) georeferenced
  • 23,459 (98%) with images (23,792 total images)
  • 23,279 (97%) identified to species
  • 314 families
  • 1,622 genera
  • 4,691 species
  • 5,816 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics