University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (extant) (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. Our pteridophyte collection is world-wide in scope, with approximately 50% of the specimens from the Southeastern United States. NCU also curates plant fossils (esp. Devonian and collections of Patricia Gensel), fungi (esp. collections of William Chambers Coker, John Nathaniel Couch, Arthur Bliss Seymour), lichens (esp. collections of Gary Perlmutter), bryophytes, and algae (esp. red marine algae of temperate zones and collections of Max Hommersand and Paul Gabrielson). NCU is open to the public & welcomes researchers; contact Curator to reserve on-campus parking permit.
Contact: Carol Ann McCormick (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 March 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 12,221 specimen records
  • 2,373 (19%) georeferenced
  • 10,895 (89%) with images
  • 11,752 (96%) identified to species
  • 33 families
  • 104 genera
  • 664 species
  • 761 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics