Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Sale, Vic, 1882; died 1965.
One of at least three children, to a solicitor and politician, George Henry Wise (1853-1950), and Mary Thornton nee Smith (c.1857-1939). Lilian attended the Ladies' High School in Sale. In 1894, she was described as 'a youthful disciple' of Alexander Purdie (1859-1905), a teacher at the Sale School of Mines, who also collected MEL specimens.
Lillie collected a MEL specimen at Sale, 1894.
A paper called 'List of orchids collected near Sale' by May and Lilian Wise and Muriel Bennett was communicated to a meeting of the FNCV on 13 May 1895.
In 1920, Lillie married Jack Cater, and they had three children.
Lillie died in 1965 in her 83rd 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]