Below is a list of active and transferred herbaria collections within Louisiana. An updated grid can be found here.
Contact information and herbarium updates may also be found by searching herbarium codes on Index Herbariorum.
Code Institution Specimens Specialty Updates
LAF University of Louisiana at Lafayette 107,000 Vascular plants of LA; pteridophytes of SE US.
LSU Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge 400,000 Vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens of SE US; crustose lichens world-wide; Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Poaceae worldwide. Incorporated NO, MCN, Eglin Air Force Base Herbarium and portions of LSUS, and TTRS in 2012-18.
LSUA Louisiana State University at Alexandria 17,000 Vascular plants of Central LA.
LSUM Louisiana State University Mycological Herbarium 18,000 Higher fungi of tropical American & US.
LSUS Louisiana State University of Shreveport 11,000 NW LA; North American Asclepiadaceae. 4k moved to LSU in 2016.
LTU Louisiana Tech University 82,000 Worldwide, especially LA, TX, MS, and AR.
MC Jungle Gardens, Avery Island 300 Avery Island's native and cultivated species. Not available in SERNEC.
MCN McNeese State University 5,000 LA, especially SW; SE TX; vascular plants. Closed. 1.2k transferred to LSU.
NATC Northwestern State University 20,000 Mostly SE US, particularly LA. Not available in SERNEC.
NLU University of Louisiana at Monroe 460,000 Worldwide, esp. LA, Gulf South, and Sevier Co., TN; Ophioglossaceae; Kisatchie National Forest. 400k transferred to BRIT; 60k repatriated to LSU.
NO Tulane University 120,000 Worldwide, LA, SE US, Colorado Rocky Mtns., S CA, Yucatan; pteridophytes of Colombia & Brazil. Entire 120k moved to LSU.
NOLS University of New Orleans 9,500 Central Am. Begoniaceae & Bromeliaceae; S LA. Closed. Transferred to USF in 2009.
SFRP Southern Research Station USFS 6,000 Vascular plants, especially Asteraceae, Cyperaceae, and Poaceae of LA and SE US.
SELU Southeastern Louisiana University 16,000 SE LA vascular plants.
THIB Nicholls State University 25,000 LA; New World Leguminosae, especially Caesalpiniaceae, and Poaceae; seeds, mostly US.
USLH ULL Ornamental Horticulture Herbarium 8,000 Native and cultivated species of LA.
-- Ft. Polk US Army Base 4,500 Southwestern LA. Not available in SERNEC.