Supporting the Herbarium


Since the herbarium is just reopening after 30 years in storage, there is plenty of work to do to make it fully functional. No botanical experience is necessary and there is no minimum time involvement. Volunteer activities include specimen mounting and filing, digitizing the specimens, plant collection expeditions, and help with various other projects. Persons who would like to assist with ongoing herbarium activities are encouraged to stop by the herbarium during open hours, or contact Darrell Brandon to arrange an orientation.



The herbarium will gladly accept high quality specimens for addition to the collection. Specimens must come with a detailed label, which should include GPS coordinates of the collection site. Unmounted specimens are preferred. Contact the collection manager for more information.



Consider supporting the operations of the University of Memphis Herbarium with a financial contribution. Gifts received directly benefit herbarium research, education, services, and ongoing collection maintenance. This community support multiplies the value of the herbarium and guarantees a secure future for the collection. Please visit the Office of Development webpage for more information, or donate online now. Be sure to provide special instructions that your gift is for the herbarium.