Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in England, 1853; died, unmarried, in Launceston in 1911.
One of three children, to Major-General William Wynne Lodder (c.1816-1891), and his wife Elizabeth Frances (d.1907). In 1875, the family migrated to Tas. for the health of Mary's father, a retired army officer. They built a residence, 'Lonah', on a 100 acre estate near Ulverstone.
Mary collected MEL specimens (algae) at Leven River, 1886- 1889; Ulverstone, 1886; and Strahan, 1909.
Jacob Agardh identified Mary's algae for Mueller.
Mary also collected shells and donated her collection to the Launceston Museum.
She died, unmarried, in Launceston in 1911 in her 58th year.
One letter from Mary to Mueller survives. Mueller gave her a copy of his (1888) Key to the system of Victorian plants.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]