University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) is a Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The vascular plant collection is world-wide in scope, and focuses on the native flora of the Southeastern United States. Approximately 450,000 of our ca. 600,000 specimens will be imaged & databased for THE KEY TO THE CABINETS: BUILDING & SUSTAINING A RESEARCH DATABASE FOR A GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT. NCU also curates plant fossils (esp. Devonian and collections of Patricia Gensel), fungi (esp. collections of W.C. Coker, J.N. Couch, A. B. Seymour), lichens (esp. collections of Gary Perlmutter), bryophytes, and algae (esp. red marine algae of temperate zones and collections of Max Hommersand & Paul Gabrielson). NCU is open to the public & welcomes researchers; contact Curator to reserve on-campus parking permit.
Contact: Carol Ann McCormick (mccormick@unc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 17f2d0fa-39a6-4465-8055-1d6fc12eeda2
Address:
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
401 Coker Hall, CB #3280
120 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC   27599-3280
USA
Collection Statistics:
  • 232,420 specimen records
  • 11,655 (5%) georeferenced
  • 194,429 (84%) with images
  • 227,472 (98%) identified to species
  • 251 families
  • 1,586 genera
  • 6,681 species
  • 7,871 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069