San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU)

The San Diego State University Herbarium (SDSU) is a depository of over 20,000 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: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 June 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Collection Statistics
  • 26,146 specimen records
  • 22,694 (87%) georeferenced
  • 25,909 (99%) with images (27,279 total images)
  • 25,412 (97%) identified to species
  • 318 families
  • 1,640 genera
  • 4,762 species
  • 5,935 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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