Accepting Collections

    Thanks to donations and exchange of specimens with other institutions, the Louis-Marie Herbarium constantly enriches it's collection.

    The homing of orphan collections helps to preserve the scientific heritage of the Quebec regions and elsewhere. Once the newly acquired collection is integrated into the Louis-Marie Herbarium, specimens will be available for consultation by students, professors and researchers, or by the general public. Specimens will be of use for botanical identification or to the various studies in multiple domains (systematics, biodiversity, genetics, phenology).

    The herbarium is accepting recent or older specimens, in good condition, from all the plant groups and from any origin. Specimens must be however accompanied of a comprehensible label providing at least the following information: species' name in latin, the location and date of harvest, habitat description as well as the name of the collector.

In the case of the donation of a personal herbarium, it is possible to emit a tax-deductable receipt (after the valuation analysis of the collection by the Herbarium).

    Please contact us for more information regarding donations.
    Telephone: 418.656.2131 ext.2544


Recently received collections

    Collection Jean Faubert - 10000 specimens

    Frères du Sacré-Coeur de Victoriaville - 1051 specimens

    Séminaire de Nicolet - 1675 specimens

    Collection personnel de Bernard Têtu - 1468 specimens

    Gray Herbarium (GH) - Harvard (exchange) - 66 specimens

    Royal Botanical Garden (E) - Edimbourg (exchange) - 171 specimens