Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in England, c.1824, died at her home in NSW 22 January 1889.
One of four children, to Thomas Mulcaster Marshall (1790-1866), and Sarah née Foster (1792-1872). The family migrated to Melbourne, Vic., in 1840, where Mary's father became a land commission agent. In 1843, Mary married James Hodgkinson (1811-1892), of 'Woodstock Station', and they had nine children.
In 1865, Mary's husband declared himself insolvent due to the cost of litigation with a business partner. The family moved to NSW in 1866 where they became the first settlers at 'Lennox Head' at the mouth of the Richmond River.
Mary collected MEL specimens (including fungi) at Richmond River, 1870, 1872, 1874-1875, 1877-1879, 1884-1885, 1887-1888.
She collected types of:
Eugenia smithii var. hemilampra F.Muell. (1875) as 'Marcia Hodgkinson',
Eugenia hodgkinsoniae F.Muell. (1875) named for her as 'Maria Hodgkinson',
Marasmius equi-crinus F.Muell. (1880) as 'Maria Hodgkinson',
Agaricus eradicatus Kalchbr. (1880),
Agaricus pumilio Kalchbr. (1880),
Agaricus laeticolor Kalchbr. (1880),
Agaricus luteoaurantius Kalchbr. (1880),
Agaricus imberbis Kalchbr. (1880),
Agaricus abbreviatus Kalchbr. (1880),
Xerotus papuasius Kalchbr. (1880),
Anthurus muellerianus Kalchbr. (1880),
Sticta querzicans var. microphylla Kremp. (1880) as 'Hodgkinson',
Acacia maidenii F.Müll. (1892) as 'Mrs Hodgkinson',
Thelotrema australiense Muell.Arg. (1887) as 'Mrs Hodgkinson'.
She probably collected types of:
Agaricus gomphodes Kalchbr. (1880),
Agaricus nasutus Kalchbr. (1880),
Coprinus murinus Kalchbr. (1880),
Marasmius minutissimus F.Muell. (1880),
Marasmius pilopus Kalchbr. (1880),
Marasmius crinisequi F.Muell. (1880)
Lentinus fuscopurpureus Kalchbr. (1880),
Lentinus hyracinus Kalchbr. (1880) and
Lenzites torrida Kalchbr. (1880).
Károly Kalchbrenner identified Mary's fungal specimens for Mueller.
Mary's daughter NINA HODGKINSON also collected MEL specimens.
Mueller gave Mary a copy of his Select Extra-tropical Plants (1885).
In 1889, Mary died in in her home aged 66.
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]