Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Mauritius, c.1836; died in Rockhampton 4 August 1923
Married Anthelme Thozet (c.1826-1878), a settler and horticulturist, and they had a son. The Thozets moved to Sydney around 1851. After the Canoona gold rush in 1858, they settled in North Rockhampton, Qld, and established an extensive experimental garden at Kalka called 'Muellerville'.
Maria collected MEL specimens (including fungi and algae) at Rockhampton, 1881.
She collected types of:
Arthonia delicatula Müll.Arg. (1882),
Arthonia thozetiana Müll.Arg. (1882) named for her,
Agaricus rhytipelta F.Muell. (1882), and
Ramalina farinacea var. squarrosa Müll.Arg. (1883).
Jean Müller identified Maria's algal specimens for Mueller.
Maria's husband also collected MEL specimens.
Mueller gave her a copy of his Select extra-tropical plants (1885).
Maria died in 1923 at the General Hospital, Rockhampton, aged 87.
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]