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Plant description:

The Albany pitcher is a small, low growing, herbaceous species. Evergreen pitcher-shaped leaves form a passive pitfall trap that appears from underground rhizomes and lie close to the ground. The flowers are small and have no petals. The tepals are pale green or white in colour.

Family: Cephalotaceae

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Botanical name

Cephalotus follicularis

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Common name(s)

Albany pitcher

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Plant Care

Flowers

Mature plants flower in mid to late summer. The flowers are small and have no petals. The tepals are pale green or white in colour.

Uses

Cephalotus follicularis is a small, ornamental plant that traps and eats insects. Some of the leaves are modified, creating pitcher-like traps that are filled with digestive enzymes.

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