University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium's collection of bryophytes is small, and focuses on species of the Southeastern United States. Our vascular plant collection is world-wide in scope but focuses on plants of southeastern U.S., especially Carolinas. Our phycological collection is world-wide with a focus on temperate, red marine algae. Mycological collections are world-wide in scope with a focus on species from the Southeastern United States. NCU's lichen collection focuses on species of the Southeastern United States. Our paleobotanical collections focus on plants of the Devonian. NCU is open to visitors & researchers weekdays; contact Curator Carol Ann McCormick for parking information. STATEMENT ON OFFENSIVE CONTENT ON SPECIMEN LABELS: 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.
Contacts: Carol Ann McCormick,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3975944d-30b4-4225-a3c2-528cefd9c348
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 3,783 specimen records
  • 2,194 (58%) georeferenced
  • 2,391 (63%) with images (2,661 total images)
  • 3,630 (96%) identified to species
  • 113 families
  • 339 genera
  • 982 species
  • 1,031 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics