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Walter Holmes

Professor of Biology
Curator of the Herbarium

A.220 Baylor Sciences Building
(254) 710-2108

Professor of Biology and Curator of the Herbarium

BS, Louisiana Tech University
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Major area of research--Systematic Botany

Courses currently teaching--
Concepts of Modern Biology I & II (1305 & 1306)
Taxonomy of Flowering Plants (4414)
Medical Botany (3314)
Aquatic Botany


  • Native of Louisiana
  • Served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy
  • Research concerns the phylogeny of tropical plants and flora of Texas
  • Hobbies include cooking Cajun food, woodworking using traditional tools, and botany
  • Awarded a Smithsonian Senior Fellowship in 2000

Department of Biology