Appalachian State University, I. W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium (BOON)

The I.W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium contains approximately 29,000 specimens. The three main functions of the ASU Herbarium are for teaching, maintenance of vouchers, and development of a research herbarium with a focus on the flora of the Southern Appalachians.
Contact: Dr. Zack E. Murrell, Curator (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2bed6ae5-afde-45bb-95a9-c4918414f02d
Digital Metadata: EML File
I.W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium
260 Rankin Hall West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC   28608
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 14,035 specimen records
  • 3,361 (24%) georeferenced
  • 11,127 (79%) with images
  • 13,591 (97%) identified to species
  • 185 families
  • 884 genera
  • 2,650 species
  • 3,081 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics