Exchanges & Loans


The Emory University Herbarium is seeking exchanges from other institutions. Geographically our order of preference is specimens from: 1) Amazon basin; 2) tropical Africa; 3) Middle East; and 4) Asia. Our greatest interest is in obtaining specimens of non-cultivated medicinal and wild food plants. We are also interested in plant of general historical economic botany importance.  Institutions interested in either a one-time or on-going exchange are encouraged to contact the curator.


Loans of herbarium material will be approved for anyone doing scientific research at a recognized institution. Individuals desiring specimen loans should make arrangements to receive and return the loan through their local herbarium. Loans are typically made for a period of one year. Destructive sampling of small portions of material for DNA studies, SEM work, etc. generally will be allowed, although permission must first be requested for review on a case-by-case basis. Please review the GEO Policies document and contact the curator for additional details regarding loans.