Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Underwood, Lucien Marcus

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UNDERWOOD, Lucien Marcus, botanist, b. in New Woodstock, N. Y., 26 Oct., 1853, and was graduated at Syracuse university. In 1880 he was appointed professor of geology and botany in Illinois Wesleyan university, in 1883 professor of biology in his alma mater, and in 1891 he became professor of botany in De Pauw university. Prof. Underwood has published numerous papers in botanical journals, and is the author of “Our Native Ferns and how to study them” (Bloomington, Ill., 1881; 4th ed., 1893); “Descriptive Catalogue of North American Hepaticæ” (New York, 1884); “Hepaticæ,” in “Gray's Manual of Botany.” He also prepared “An Illustrated Century of Fungi,” one hundred specimens (1889), and “Hepaticæ Americanæ,” one hundred and sixty specimens (1887-'93).