University of Louisiana at Lafayette Herbarium (LAF)

The UL Lafayette Herbarium serves the national and international botanical communities, as well as serving as the regional herbarium for Acadiana. The Herbarium loans plant specimens for study to botanical institutions around the world. The UL Lafayette Herbarium holds the most complete record-- in the form of actual plant specimens of the flora of the Acadian region of Louisiana. The UL Lafayette Herbarium was founded in the early 1940s and presently holds about 124,000 specimens, including approximately 23,000 specimens of bryophytes (primarily mosses), and 5,000 specimens of mostly marine Algae. The Herbarium is rich in Louisiana flora, with special emphasis on Acadiana flora, wetland and coastal plants, and pteridophytes (ferns and "fern allies") of Louisiana, and on bryophytes of the southern United States. The general bryophyte holdings emphasize mosses of the Gulf Coastal Plain of the United States and Mexico, the West Indies, and Amazonia, and also include major representation of the moss family Calymperaceae from tropical regions around the world. Important collections include those of Charles M. Allen (especially Poaceae), Garrie P. Landry, Robert J. Lemaire, Alex Lasseigne (especially Fabaceae), John J. Lynch (wetland plants), Glen Montz (wetland plants), William D. Reese (especially bryophytes), John W. Thieret, and Karl M. Vincent (especially Scrophulariaceae).

Contactos: Erin Sigel,
Contact for data: Jennifer Kluse,
Tipo de Colección: Preserved Specimens
Administración: Datos en vivo administrados directamente dentro del portal de datos
Identificador único Global: 55acb3d5-304c-48fe-afda-9107986f432e
Metadata Digital: EML File
Propietario de Derechos: Joseph Richards
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Herbarium
410 E. St Mary Blvd, Room 140
Lafayette, LA   70503
United States
Estadísticas de Colección
  • 70,142 registros de especímenes
  • 2,532 (4%) georeferenciado
  • 65,137 (93%) con imágenes (65,141 imágenes en total)
  • 10,217 (15%) identificado a las especies
  • 97 familias
  • 344 géneros
  • 1,249 especies
  • 1,430 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Estadísticas Extras