University of South Carolina, A. C. Moore Herbarium Fungal Collection (USCH-Fungi)

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.

The fungi specimens included here are entirely from the work of Henry William Ravenel who published Fungi Caroliniani Exsiccati (issued in 5 fascicles from 1852-1860 each numbered 1-100 specimens). The volumes held by the University of South Carolina's Caroliniana Library have not been disbound as they have at many other institutions and thus have served to clarify the numbering scheme and sequence. Interestingly, however as part of this digitization effort it has been discovered that there are still some inconsistencies between various copies of the bound volumes with some specimen sequences slightly different. More information on H.W. Ravenel is available at the Plants and Planter website where you can explore his personal journals, correspondence, and more.

Herbarium Curator: Herrick Brown,, +1-803-777-8175
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bcea7d47-7f20-4969-b370-fb33c09531ef
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
  • 733 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 624 (85%) with images (624 total images)
  • 513 (70%) identified to species
  • 83 families
  • 141 genera
  • 415 species
  • 416 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics