Lucia McCulloch

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Lucia McCulloch
Lucia McCullough.jpg
McCulloch in 1915
Born (1873-02-26)February 26, 1873
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died February 10, 1955(1955-02-10) (aged 81)
Orlando, Florida
Nationality American
Institutions United States Department of Agriculture
Known for Botany, Plant pathology
Author abbrev. (botany) L.McCulloch

Lucia Alma McCulloch (February 26, 1873 – February 10, 1955) was an American botanist and plant pathologist in the United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry.[1] Her work focused on crown gall and gladiolus diseases and pests. A colleague in the department run by Erwin Frink Smith, she also collaborated with botanist Nellie Adalesa Brown.

Life and career[edit]

McCulloch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1898, while studying biology at Florida Agricultural College, she was appointed head of the library, now part of the George A. Smathers Libraries.[2]

She died in Orlando, Florida.[3]


  1. ^ Cattell, J. McKeen, Brimhall, Dean R., editors (1921). American Men of Science: A Biographical Directory. 3rd edition. Bowker /The Science Press (reprint), ISBN 9781135415044
  2. ^ University of Florida. George A. Smathers Libraries History.
  3. ^ Staff report (12 February 1955). Miss Lucia McCollough [obituary], Orlando Evening Star, p. 11, col. 2.
  4. ^ IPNI.  L.McCulloch. 

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