Loans and Exchange
The MSU Herbarium loans several thousand specimens a year to other institutions for research. Loans are available by request to recognized institutions. Please address loan requests to:
Dr. Alan Prather, Director
Department of Plant Biology
166 Plant Biology Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1312
Exchanges and acquisitions
It remains current policy to accept specimens that enhance the worldwide holdings of the herbarium. Currently desired are vascular plants of the Great Lakes Region, Neotropics, and Southeast Asia, and cryptogams, especially lichens, of North America, the Caribbean Islands, southern South America, Australasia, and sub-Antarctic Island groups.