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
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
I.W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium
260 Rankin Hall West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC   28608
United States
Collection Statistics:
  • 11,741 specimen records
  • 1,467 (12%) georeferenced
  • 10,419 (89%) with images
  • 11,329 (96%) identified to species
  • 164 families
  • 772 genera
  • 2,327 species
  • 2,646 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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