University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)

Founded in 1908, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) is a world-wide collection of vascular plants, bryophytes, fossils (esp. Devonian), algae (esp. red marine temperate), fungi (esp. collections of Wm. C. Coker & N. Couch), and lichens. The lichen collection is world-wide with a focus on the Southeastern United States. NCU has many lichen specimens collected by Gary B. Perlmutter, Eimy Rivas Plata, Alexander Evans, William W. Calkins, Paul O. Schallert, Jason Hollinger, Francis Harper, Fred W. Gray, and William C. Grow. NCU welcomes visitors & researchers weekdays; contact Curator Carol Ann McCormick for parking information.
Contact: Carol Ann McCormick (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bedb2352-90dd-48cf-a476-b7b1f3062ef5
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 6,141 specimen records
  • 5,617 (91%) georeferenced
  • 432 (7%) with images
  • 5,774 (94%) identified to species
  • 97 families
  • 270 genera
  • 924 species
  • 952 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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