Use Policy and Description of Services
Updated March 4, 2004
The Herbarium of Louisiana State University
Director: Dr. Lowell E. Urbatsch, 225-578-8555
- Faculty and qualified persons from Louisiana State University,
other colleges and universities, and State and Federal agencies
can consult the collections unassisted, with advanced notice.
Others may visit the collections only with the supervision
of a staff member. All visitors must sign the guest book.
- Faculty and staff from Louisiana State University and
State and Federal agencies requiring identification or consulting
services of the herbarium staff should budget these expenses
into their grant proposals or operating costs. These types
of services can be contracted with the herbarium staff,
at the following rates:
Identifications: $8.00/specimen*, $40 minimum
Consulting: $50/hour/person (one hour minimum)
- Private, for-profit firms and consultants can use the
herbarium at the following rates:
Identifications: $12/specimen*, $60 minimum
$50/hr for assisted service, including consulting from
herbarium staff (one hour minimum)
$35/hr for unassisted use (one hour minimum)
- Louisiana State University students may not receive identifications
on specimens collected for a course or use the collection
for course preparation. A "teaching collection" is available
in Room 118, Life Sciences Building. Problem specimens requiring
identification should be directed to course personnel and
not herbarium staff.
- Consultation requiring literature searches will be charged
the same hourly rates as above, with an additional photocopy
charge of $0.25/page.
*We do not guarantee identifications to species/varietal level of sterile material
(specimens that lack flowers, fruits, cones, or spores) or material that is
insufficient in quantity as to be unidentifiable. Insufficient material that
is deemed unidentifiable will not incur a charge. If unsure about what to collect,
consult the herbarium staff.
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