University of South Carolina, A. C. Moore Herbarium Vascular Plant Collection (USCH)

The A. C. Moore Herbarium is an important part of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (Columbia Campus). Founded in 1907 by Dr. Andrew Charles Moore, the original collection of dried plant specimens is now part of an ever-growing collection. Total holdings are just over 120,000 specimens, making the A. C. Moore Herbarium the largest in the state of South Carolina. Researchers and visitors will find a diverse collection of vascular and nonvascular plant material primarily from the Southeastern United States and more specifically from South Carolina. Now over 100 years old, the A. C. Moore Herbarium continues to be an indispensable resource for botanical knowledge. Note to users: Some data fields contain HTML formatting. Please contact us for assistance if this presents an issue with its use.

Herbarium Curator: Herrick Brown,, +1-803-777-8175
GIS Specialist/SCDNR NHT Botany and Plant Conservation Liason: Csilla Czako,
Assistant Curator: Avery Browning,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a13355a1-1ccc-46d9-9672-521d8d668804
Digital Metadata: EML File
A. C. Moore Herbarium
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Coker Life Science, 715 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC   29208
Collection Statistics
  • 122,113 specimen records
  • 33,760 (28%) georeferenced
  • 86,675 (71%) with images (90,712 total images)
  • 116,102 (95%) identified to species
  • 341 families
  • 2,787 genera
  • 11,736 species
  • 13,663 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Dicksonia (3)