Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Inverleigh, Vict, 27 October 1852; died 28 September 1946 at Airey's Inlet, Vict.
One of eight children, to settlers William Berthon (c.1819-1901) and Elizabeth nee Kelly (d.1903). The family moved to 'Wybellenna' on Painkalac Creek, Aireys Inlet, in 1880. Lily was a landscape painter in oils.
She collected MEL specimens (fungi and lichens) at Aireys Inlet, 1886, including the type of Stereum floriforme Bres. ex Lloyd (1913). There are also Berthon specimens at BM and W, presumably forwarded to Europe by M.
In 1915, Lily moved to 'The Wattles', a cottage in Airey's Inlet where she died in 1946 aged 83.
Lily did not marry.
Source: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]