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A Botanical Gem, Cephalotus

A Botanical Gem, Cephalotus

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, December 17, 2019/Categories: natural history, photography, sustainability, environment, adventure , plants

The Albany pitcher plant is a botanical gem prized by carnivorous plant lovers everywhere. It is threatened in the wild by over collection and land clearing.   

             Albany picture plant, Cephalotus follicularus, (credit: SWP Media)

The Albany pitcher plant (Cephalotus follicularis) is an endemic species of carnivorous plants. Its habitat is limited to a small region of southwestern Australia. The genus Cephalotus is very unique and represented by this single species. The genus Cephalotus is also the single representative of the plant family, Cephalotaceae which It has no relationship to any other carniverous plants. Its closest relatives evolutionarily is to oak and apple trees.  The Albany pitcher plant is a botanical gem prized by carnivorous plant lovers everywhere. It is threatened in the wild by over collection and land clearing.

                  

                    Albany Pitcher Plants, Cephalotus follicularis  (credit: SWP Media)

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