Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Lowrie, originally a businessman and inventor, got in contact with the carnivorous flora of western Australia in the late sixties and worked on it as an amateur. As time went on, his hobby turned to a profession and Lowrie discovered and described numerous species (especially Drosera, Byblis and Utricularia), partly together with Neville Marchant. From 1987 to 1998 he published Carnivorous Plants of Australia in three volumes; a fourth is in the making.
Lowrie lives in Duncraig, a Perth suburb, is married and has two daughters.
The standard author abbreviation 'Lowrie' is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.
Source: Extracted from the Internet: Wikipedia, 30.8.2013 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Lowrie)
Photo: Extracted from the Internet: 30.8.2013, http://triffidpark.com.au/htm_pages/visitors_to_triffid_park.htm