University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)

Founded in 1908, the University of North Carolina at 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 in scope with a focus on the Southeastern United States. Important collectors include Gary B. Perlmutter, Eimy Rivas Plata, Alexander Evans, William W. Calkins, Paul O. Schallert, Jason Hollinger, Francis Harper, Fred W. Gray, Edward Uebel and William C. Grow. NCU welcomes visitors & researchers weekdays; contact Curator Carol Ann McCormick for parking information.
Contacts: Carol Ann McCormick (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bedb2352-90dd-48cf-a476-b7b1f3062ef5
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 6,509 specimen records
  • 6,049 (93%) georeferenced
  • 716 (11%) with images (902 total images)
  • 6,198 (95%) identified to species
  • 101 families
  • 288 genera
  • 954 species
  • 982 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics