University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)

The University of North Carolina 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, and focuses on the native flora of the Southeastern United States. Approximately 400,000 of our ca. 650,000 specimens will be imaged & databased for THE KEY TO THE CABINETS: BUILDING & SUSTAINING A RESEARCH DATABASE FOR A GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT. Our world-wide pteridophyte collection will be imaged & cataloged for the 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 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 (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 17f2d0fa-39a6-4465-8055-1d6fc12eeda2
Live Data Download: Login for access
Digital Metadata: EML File
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
401 Coker Hall, CB #3280
120 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC   27599-3280
Collection Statistics
  • 415,775 specimen records
  • 30,517 (7%) georeferenced
  • 388,831 (94%) with images
  • 405,854 (98%) identified to species
  • 309 families
  • 2,273 genera
  • 10,722 species
  • 12,949 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics