Salem College (SC)

The Salem College Herbarium is the oldest herbarium in the United States. It was founded in 1772, but the oldest specimen, a Symphoricarpos collected from the Deep River [North Carolina] by C. Frederick Denke (1775-1838), is dated June, 1817. The historical collections (1817-1895) number about 1000 specimens and are mostly from the Piedmont of North Carolina. There are ca. 5000 specimens in the modern collection (1900-present), and these were collected from North Carolina by Salem College students & faculty. Please contact Dr. Dane Kuppinger, Curator, for access to the Salem College Herbarium.
Contacto: Dane Kuppinger (
Tipo de Colección: Preserved Specimens
Administración: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Identificador único Global: ccdaf43a-6c0d-45b3-8cba-41c62b6c6873
Descarga de Datos en Vivo: Iniciar Sesión para Acceder
Metadata Digital: EML File
Estadísticas de Colección
  • 3,876 registros de especímenes
  • 331 (9%) georeferenced
  • 3,725 (96%) with images
  • 3,806 (98%) identified to species
  • 141 familias
  • 434 géneros
  • 840 especies
  • 867 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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