University of South Carolina, A. C. Moore Herbarium (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.
Contact: Dr. John B. Nelson, Curator (nelson@sc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 December 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Address:
A. C. Moore Herbarium
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC   29208
USA
803-777-8196
Collection Statistics
  • 101,606 specimen records
  • 19,309 (19%) georeferenced
  • 31,673 (31%) with images
  • 95,499 (94%) identified to species
  • 295 families
  • 1,986 genera
  • 7,724 species
  • 8,570 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Family Distribution
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that family
  • Acanthaceae (361)
  • Aceraceae (411)
  • Acoraceae (1)
  • Actinidiaceae (8)
  • Adoxaceae (3)
  • Agavaceae (130)
  • Aizoaceae (42)
  • Alismataceae (237)
  • Aloeaceae (3)
  • Amaranthaceae (413)
  • Amaryllidaceae (2)
  • Anacardiaceae (330)
  • Ancistrocladaceae (2)
  • Anemiaceae (1)
  • Annonaceae (178)
  • Apiaceae (2103)
  • Apocynaceae (351)
  • Aquifoliaceae (845)
  • Araceae (258)
  • Araliaceae (172)
  • Arecaceae (74)
  • Aristolochiaceae (290)
  • Asclepiadaceae (626)
  • Asparagaceae (3)
  • Aspleniaceae (319)
  • Asteraceae (14258)
  • Azollaceae (45)
  • Balsaminaceae (96)
  • Basellaceae (7)
  • Bataceae (9)
  • Batrachospermaceae (1)
  • Begoniaceae (21)
  • Berberidaceae (200)
  • Betulaceae (443)
  • Bignoniaceae (262)
  • Blechnaceae (180)
  • Bombacaceae (1)
  • Boraginaceae (676)
  • Brassicaceae (1432)
  • Bromeliaceae (62)
  • Bryaceae (1)
  • Buddlejaceae (123)
  • Burmanniaceae (30)
  • Buxaceae (39)
  • Cabombaceae (87)
  • Cactaceae (101)
  • Callitrichaceae (84)
  • Calycanthaceae (113)
  • Campanulaceae (842)
  • Cannabaceae (28)
  • Cannaceae (16)
  • Capparaceae (34)
  • Caprifoliaceae (977)
  • Caricaceae (7)
  • Caryophyllaceae (1183)
  • Casuarinaceae (9)
  • Celastraceae (175)
  • Cephalotaxaceae (2)
  • Cephaloziaceae (8)
  • Ceratophyllaceae (46)
  • Cercidiphyllaceae (3)
  • Characeae (20)
  • Chenopodiaceae (408)
  • Chrysobalanaceae (21)
  • Cistaceae (364)
  • Cladoniaceae (1)
  • Cleomaceae (24)
  • Clethraceae (113)
  • Clusiaceae (1144)
  • Combretaceae (10)
  • Commelinaceae (394)
  • Connaraceae (2)
  • Convolvulaceae (615)
  • Coriariaceae (1)
  • Cornaceae (367)
  • Costaceae (1)
  • Crassulaceae (195)
  • Crossosomataceae (1)
  • Cucurbitaceae (165)
  • Cunoniaceae (1)
  • Cupressaceae (176)
  • Cuscutaceae (154)
  • Cyatheaceae (8)
  • Cycadaceae (3)
  • Cymodoceaceae (1)
  • Cyperaceae (8419)
  • Cyrillaceae (113)
  • Datiscaceae (2)
  • Davalliaceae (2)
  • Degeneriaceae (1)
  • Dennstaedtiaceae (165)
  • Diapensiaceae (86)
  • Dicksoniaceae (3)
  • Dilleniaceae (3)
  • Dioscoreaceae (90)
  • Diplaziopsidaceae (2)
  • Dipsacaceae (32)
  • Dipterocarpaceae (5)
  • Droseraceae (186)
  • Dryopteridaceae (605)
  • Ebenaceae (83)
  • Elaeagnaceae (72)
  • Elaeocarpaceae (12)
  • Elatinaceae (16)
  • Empetraceae (46)
  • Epacridaceae (1)
  • Ephedraceae (2)
  • Equisetaceae (49)
  • Ericaceae (2671)
  • Eriocaulaceae (214)
  • Euphorbiaceae (1621)
  • Fabaceae (5970)
  • Fagaceae (1588)
  • Flacourtiaceae (1)
  • Flagellariaceae (1)
  • Fouquieriaceae (2)
  • Fumariaceae (176)
  • Garryaceae (3)
  • Gentianaceae (522)
  • Geraniaceae (246)
  • Gesneriaceae (9)
  • Ginkgoaceae (6)
  • Gleicheniaceae (4)
  • Gnetaceae (4)
  • Goodeniaceae (3)
  • Grammitidaceae (1)
  • Grossulariaceae (186)
  • Gunneraceae (1)
  • Haemodoraceae (54)
  • Haloragaceae (200)
  • Hamamelidaceae (240)
  • Hanguanaceae (1)
  • Hernandiaceae (1)
  • Hippocastanaceae (140)
  • Hippuridaceae (4)
  • Hydrangeaceae (195)
  • Hydrocharitaceae (118)
  • Hydrophyllaceae (179)
  • Hymenophyllaceae (30)
  • Illiciaceae (38)
  • Iridaceae (542)
  • Isoetaceae (19)
  • Juglandaceae (348)
  • Juncaceae (1172)
  • Juncaginaceae (9)
  • Krameriaceae (2)
  • Lamiaceae (4039)
  • Lardizabalaceae (11)
  • Lauraceae (391)
  • Leguminosae (1)
  • Leitneriaceae (7)
  • Lemnaceae (110)
  • Lentibulariaceae (386)
  • Liliaceae (1395)
  • Limnanthaceae (11)
  • Linaceae (148)
  • Lindsaeaceae (2)
  • Loasaceae (13)
  • Loganiaceae (263)
  • Lomariopsidaceae (1)
  • Loranthaceae (2)
  • Lycopodiaceae (273)
  • Lygodiaceae (55)
  • Lythraceae (332)
  • Magnoliaceae (374)
  • Malpighiaceae (9)
  • Malvaceae (496)
  • Marantaceae (15)
  • Marattiaceae (1)
  • Marcgraviaceae (1)
  • Marsileaceae (1)
  • Mayacaceae (34)
  • Melastomataceae (623)
  • Meliaceae (57)
  • Menispermaceae (77)
  • Menyanthaceae (70)
  • Molluginaceae (64)
  • Monimiaceae (1)
  • Monotropaceae (106)
  • Moraceae (190)
  • Myricaceae (199)
  • Myristicaceae (2)
  • Myrsinaceae (5)
  • Myrtaceae (59)
  • Najadaceae (63)
  • Nelumbonaceae (22)
  • Nepenthaceae (2)
  • Nyctaginaceae (85)
  • Nymphaeaceae (176)
  • Nyssaceae (187)
  • Ochnaceae (2)
  • Olacaceae (4)
  • Oleaceae (546)
  • Onagraceae (1718)
  • Ophioglossaceae (188)
  • Orchidaceae (676)
  • Orobanchaceae (119)
  • Osmundaceae (216)
  • Oxalidaceae (325)
  • Paeoniaceae (2)
  • Papaveraceae (142)
  • Parmeliaceae (5)
  • Passifloraceae (141)
  • Pedaliaceae (11)
  • Peltigeraceae (1)
  • Pentaphylacaceae (4)
  • Phyllanthaceae (1)
  • Phytolaccaceae (82)
  • Picrodendraceae (1)
  • Pinaceae (287)
  • Piperaceae (12)
  • Pittosporaceae (8)
  • Plantaginaceae (331)
  • Platanaceae (41)
  • Plumbaginaceae (53)
  • Poaceae (9447)
  • Podocarpaceae (2)
  • Podostemaceae (31)
  • Polemoniaceae (484)
  • Polygalaceae (560)
  • Polygonaceae (1406)
  • Polypodiaceae (139)
  • Pontederiaceae (107)
  • Portulacaceae (235)
  • Potamogetonaceae (202)
  • Primulaceae (420)
  • Proteaceae (9)
  • Psilotaceae (6)
  • Pteridaceae (214)
  • Punicaceae (12)
  • Pyrenulaceae (1)
  • Pyrolaceae (142)
  • Rafflesiaceae (1)
  • Ranunculaceae (1693)
  • Rhamnaceae (269)
  • Rhizophoraceae (11)
  • Rhodomelaceae (2)
  • Rosaceae (2199)
  • Rubiaceae (1102)
  • Ruppiaceae (12)
  • Rutaceae (81)
  • Sabiaceae (1)
  • Salicaceae (244)
  • Salvadoraceae (1)
  • Salviniaceae (7)
  • Santalaceae (74)
  • Sapindaceae (14)
  • Sapotaceae (111)
  • Sarraceniaceae (169)
  • Saururaceae (77)
  • Saxifragaceae (271)
  • Scheuchzeriaceae (2)
  • Schisandraceae (1)
  • Schizaeaceae (4)
  • Scrophulariaceae (1547)
  • Selaginellaceae (105)
  • Simaroubaceae (11)
  • Simmondsiaceae (2)
  • Smilacaceae (531)
  • Solanaceae (472)
  • Sparganiaceae (52)
  • Sphenocleaceae (13)
  • Staphyleaceae (23)
  • Stemonaceae (1)
  • Sterculiaceae (34)
  • Styracaceae (179)
  • Surianaceae (1)
  • Symplocaceae (93)
  • Tamaricaceae (11)
  • Taxaceae (4)
  • Taxodiaceae (78)
  • Tectariaceae (2)
  • Theaceae (115)
  • Thelypteridaceae (199)
  • Theophrastaceae (1)
  • Thymelaeaceae (28)
  • Tiliaceae (89)
  • Turneraceae (24)
  • Typhaceae (59)
  • Ulmaceae (352)
  • Urticaceae (272)
  • Valerianaceae (157)
  • Velloziaceae (1)
  • Verbenaceae (470)
  • Verrucariaceae (1)
  • Violaceae (701)
  • Viscaceae (54)
  • Vitaceae (386)
  • Vittariaceae (3)
  • Xyridaceae (426)
  • Zamiaceae (2)
  • Zannichelliaceae (2)
  • Zingiberaceae (8)
  • Zosteraceae (11)
  • Zygophyllaceae (15)
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