Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium (LSU) at Louisiana State University

Bernard Lowy Mycological Herbarium (LSUM)

Herbaria hours

The herbarium is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays. Please be sure to call ahead at 225-578-8564 to make sure someone is there to assist you. After hours visits may be accommodated with advanced warning. Contact the collections manager to arrange a visit.


Shipping Address:

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium
131 Life Sciences Bldg.
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1705

Physical Location:

Life Science Annex Building, Room A257,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1705

Loan requests

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.

Cite the Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium:

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium
Department of Biological Sciences

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.