Louisiana Virtual Herbarium

a portal to the 15 herbaria in the State

 

Code
Institution
Specimens
Specialties
NLU
University of Louisiana at Monroe
472,000
Worldwide, esp. LA, Gulf South, and Sevier Co., TN; Ophioglossaceae; Kisatchie National Forest.
LSU
LSUM
Louisiana State University
LSU Mycological Herbarium
175,000
23,000
LA; lichens of SE US; crustose lichens world­wide; Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Poaceae worldwide. Higher fungi of tropical America & US.
LTU
Louisiana Tech University
123,000
Worldwide, especially LA, TX, MS, and AR.
NO
Tulane University
120,000
Worldwide, LA, SE US, Colorado Rocky Mtns., S CA, Yucatan; pteridophytes of Colombia & Brazil.
LAF
USLH
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
ULL Ornamental Horticulture Herbarium
107,000
15,000
Vascular plants of LA; pteridophytes of SE US. Native and cultivated species of LA.
THIB
Nicholls State University
30,000
LA; New World Leguminosae, especially Caesalpiniaceae, and Poaceae; seeds, mostly US.
LSUS
LSU in Shreveport
20,000
NW LA; North American Asclepiadaceae.
NATC
Northwestern State University
20,000
Mostly SE US, particularly LA.
SELU
Southeastern Louisiana University
12,000
SE LA.
NOLS
University of New Orleans
9,500
Central Am. Begoniaceae & Bromeliaceae; S LA.
SFRP
Southern Research Station USFS
6,200
Vascular plants, especially Asteraceae, Cyper­aceae, and Poaceae of LA and SE US.
MCN
McNeese State University
5,000
LA, especially SW; SE TX; vascular plants.
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Ft. Polk US Army Base
4,500
Southwestern LA.

Data Portal

Louisiana Virtual Herbarium combined database coming soon. The combined database of all 1.1 million specimens in Louisiana will be accessible through this portal. The portal is expected to open by the end of 2011.

SERNEC

South East Regional Network of Expertise and CollectionsSERNEC is an organization devoted to making the resources of these nearly 222 regional Herbaria of the Southeast available online, in concurrence with developing global standards, so that all available data can then be studied regionally or globally as one virtual, researchable collection. SERNEC will improve access to specimen data of a richly biodiverse ecological environment, and provide a platform for herbarium curators and plant scientists to exchange ideas, share expertise, and benefit from the value of information shared across institutions.