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. Collection records at NCU may contain language that reflects historical place or taxon names in an original form that is no longer acceptable or appropriate in an inclusive environment. Because NCU preserves data in their original form to retain authenticity and facilitate research, we have chosen to facilitate conversations and are committed to address the problem of racial, derogatory and demeaning language that may be found in our database. Insensitive or offensive language is not condoned by NCU.
curator: Carol Ann McCormick, mccormick@unc.edu, +1(919)962-6931
Herbarium Associate: Gary B. Perlmutter, gary.perlmutter@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0000-0003-4285-9828)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bedb2352-90dd-48cf-a476-b7b1f3062ef5
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium
North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
120 South Road, Campus Box #3280, Coker Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina   27599-3280
USA
+1(919)962-6931
Collection Statistics
  • 6,518 specimen records
  • 6,055 (93%) georeferenced
  • 747 (11%) with images (984 total images)
  • 6,198 (95%) identified to species
  • 101 families
  • 287 genera
  • 955 species
  • 983 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics