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University of North Carolina, Asheville (UNCA)

We have a collection of about 7500 specimens that are primarily from the southern Appalachians. These include about 2500 specimens from Polk County and vicinity that were collected by O. M. Freeman in the 1950's, and about 1500 specimens from the Bent Creek Herbarium of the U.S. Forest Service.


  • David Clarke, dclarke@unca.edu

Collection Statistics

  • 7,722 specimen records
  • 3,533 (46%) georeferenced
  • 13 (0.17%) with images (28 total images)
  • 7,601 (98%) identified to species
  • 176 families
  • 793 genera
  • 2,070 species
  • 2,188 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update:
Global Unique Identifier: 3858a568-5677-4954-8d69-4c684a767b01
Digital Metadata:EML File
Geographic Distribution
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