Faculty and qualified persons from Louisiana State University, other colleges and universities, and State and Federal agencies can consult the collections unassisted, with advanced notice. Others may visit the collections with the supervision of a staff member.
Faculty and staff from Louisiana State University and State and Federal agencies requiring identification or consulting services of the herbarium staff should budget these expenses into their grant proposals or operating costs. These types of services can be contracted with the herbarium staff, at the following rates:
Identifications: $12/specimen*, $60 minimum
$50/hr for assisted service, including consulting from herbarium staff (one hour minimum)
$35/hr for unassisted use (one hour minimum)
*We do not guarantee identifications to species/varietal level of sterile material (specimens that lack flowers, fruits, cones, or spores) or material that is insufficient in quantity as to be unidentifiable. Insufficient material that is deemed unidentifiable will not incur a charge. If unsure about what to collect, consult the herbarium staff.