University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) is a department within the North Carolina Botanical Garden of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The vascular plant collection is world-wide in scope with focus on the native flora of the southeastern United States. Approximately 400,000 of our ca. 650,000 specimens have images thanks to NSF-funded KEY TO THE CABINETS: BUILDING & SUSTAINING A RESEARCH DATABASE FOR A GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT. Our world-wide pteridophyte collection was imaged & cataloged for the NSF-funded PTERIDOPHYTE COLLECTIONS CONSORTIUM. 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 collections of Max Hommersand & coralline algae collections of Paul Gabrielson). NCU is open to the public & welcomes researchers; contact Curator to reserve on-campus parking permit. 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. We recognize the land and sovereignty of Native and Indigenous nations in Chapel Hill, in North Carolina, in North America, and across the world. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sits on the land of the Occaneechi, Shakori, Eno, and Sissipahaw peoples.
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 17f2d0fa-39a6-4465-8055-1d6fc12eeda2
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Digital Metadata: EML File
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
401 Coker Hall, CB #3280
120 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC   27599-3280
[1] 919 962 6931
Collection Statistics
  • 431,668 occurrence
  • 58,144 (13%) georeferenced
  • 423,524 (98%) with images
  • 66 GenBank references
  • 421,518 (98%) identified to species
  • 327 families
  • 2,451 genera
  • 12,016 species
  • 14,561 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics