ALBANY PITCHER PLANTS (Cephalotus Follicularis)

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  • Cephalotus is a carnivorous plant genus which contains only one species.
  • Cephalotus Follicularis (also known as the Australian pitcher plant or Albany pitcher plant) is a small carnivorous pitcher plant with pitfall traps
  • Cephalotus is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.  These chubby pitcher plants are native to the extreme southwestern part of Australia (near the town of Albany) where it lives on the margins of freshwater wetlands, ditches, and slow streams
  • Due to the ability to micro-propagate Cephalotus, cultivated plants are becoming ever more popular among extreme carnivorous plant collectors due to their splendor mystique