University of South Carolina, A. C. Moore Herbarium Vascular Plant Collection - Pteridophytes (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,
GIS Guru: Csilla Czako,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 July 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
University of South Carolina, A. C. Moore Herbarium Vascular Plant Collection - Pteridophytes. Occurrence dataset (ID: e8058e65-19ec-42d7-9fa3-d6df0f4fbd00) accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal,, 2024-07-23).
A. C. Moore Herbarium
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Coker Life Science, 715 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC   29208
Collection Statistics
  • 3,782 specimen records
  • 1,413 (37%) georeferenced
  • 2,951 (78%) with images (5,703 total images)
  • 3,519 (93%) identified to species
  • 37 families
  • 121 genera
  • 409 species
  • 462 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics