Life Science Annex Building, Room A257,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1705
We will send out loans to any institution recognized by the Index Herbariorum. If you would like to request a loan, please have your herbarium director/curator send a written request to the director. You may want to check the availability of specimens by searching the database of our Louisiana collections.
Plant identification and consulting services are available from herbarium staff members. Under most circumstances a fee is required (see policy). All proceeds go toward the operating costs of the herbarium and the plant molecular systematic's lab. For more information, please contact the director. Requests for collection of live material can occasionally be honored, given that the recipient pays shipping and expenses.
We are seeking active exchange for new material, especially from Louisiana and the Southeastern U.S.A. We can offer material from Louisiana and surrounding areas.
Herbarium visitors can acquire valid parking permits at the LSU Visitor's Center on the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive near the LSU Law Center. They will assist you with where you can park legally. The nearest paid hourly parking is the LSU Union Square Garage located behind the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Please do not park on campus without a permit or you could be cited and/or towed.
The Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium is overseen by the Department of Biological Sciences within the College of Sciences. We also collaborate with the LSU Museum of Natural History.