Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center (GMDRC)

The Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center Herbarium is used primarily as a teaching herbarium for visiting researchers and classes. This facility is part of the University of California's Natural Reserve System, which serves a mission of promoting a better understanding and wise management of arid lands, especially the California deserts. This regional herbarium holds specimens from the eastern Sierra Nevada, Mojave, Great Basin, and Sonoran Desert bioregions, with the primary focus being the east Mojave Desert of California. Our collection is completely databased (Filemaker Pro) and available upon request.
Jim André, Director.
Tasha La Doux (tasha.ladoux@ucr.edu), Assistant Director.
Contact: Jim André/Tasha La Doux (gmdrc@ucr.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 May 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,953 specimen records
  • 7,353 (82%) georeferenced
  • 8,742 (98%) identified to species
  • 119 families
  • 715 genera
  • 1,847 species
  • 2,711 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics