Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in SA, 21 December 1875; died ?Broken Hill, 1974.
One of fifteen children, to Eduard Wehl (1823-1876), physician and settler, and CLARA CHRISTINA MARIA nee MUELLER (1833-1901). The family settled at Mount Gambier, but moved to 'Ehrenbreitstein', near Millicent in 1871.
Meta (and her brother Arthur Wehl) collected MEL specimens (fungi) around 'Ehrenbreitstein', Millicent, (no dates)
Her sister Marie Wehl, (who also collected MEL specimens), would sketch and paint the fungi, then dry them and send them to Mueller. It is likely that Marie is attributed as the collector of specimens obtained by Meta and Arthur Wehl.
In 1901, Meta married a timber merchant, Andrew Stenhouse, in Port Adelaide. They lived in Broken Hill and had at least two children.
Meta died in 1974 in her 99th year.
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]
Portrait Photo: from Apendix 1, Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32