Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium (LSU & NO)
This is the founding collection and includes LSU and Tulane University herbaria collections.
It holds the specimens for vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, and lichens. The lichen
collection is notably the largest in the Gulf South. Most specimens are from Louisiana
and neighboring states, but comparative flora from all over the continental United
States are represented. Further geographic scope includes, but is not limited to,
Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru and New Zealand.
The 6,000 ft.2 herbarium complex is suited to hold 600,000 specimens in compactorized cabinets.
Additional cabinets throughout the herbarium are used for storing loans and processing
materials. The facility also includes three research carrels, a spacious workroom,
three offices for staff and graduate students, and an attached library. Our large
drier oven and chest freezer (-30°C ) insures the use of herbarium's best practices.