Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 10 October 1948; died 30 August 2021.
Allen Lowrie was a Western Australian botanist, recognised for his expertise on the genera Drosera and Stylidium. Lowrie, originally a businessman and inventor, developed an interest in the carnivorous flora of Western Australia in the late 1960s and worked on it as an amateur. As time went on his hobby turned into a profession and Lowrie discovered and described numerous species (especially in Drosera, Byblis and Utricularia), some of these in collaboration with Neville Marchant. From 1987 to 1998 he published Carnivorous Plants of Australia in three volumes. In 2013 a new edition in three fully-revised volumes was released under the title Carnivorous Plants of Australia: Magnum Opus.
Allen Lowrie is honoured in the taxon names Drosera lowriei, Utricularia lowriei, and Stylidium lowrieanum.
Extracted from Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Lowrie) [accessed 30 Aug. 2013]
Australian Plant Name Index records [accessed 3 Sept. 2021]
B.J.Lepschi, pers. comm. via email (31 Aug. 2021) re: life dates
Portrait Photo: Extracted from https://www.triffidpark.com.au/celebrity-visitors-to-triffid-park [accessed 30 Aug. 2013]