Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant) is a vivid green and orange, to stunning shades of maroon/red in colour, seen in Western Australia. They grow over a wide area from near the Gorden Inlet east of Bremer Bay and many coastal areas westward to Augusta, also inland to Northcliffe, Manjimup, Rocky Gully, Frankland and across to Mt Barker, Narrikup and South Porongurup. Their other common name is Albany Pitcher Plant and fly-catcher plant.

Cephalotus follicularis is the only species in the genus Cephalotus.

Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham

Photographs © Terry Dunham


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Rosanae
  • Order: Oxalidales
  • Family: Cephalotaceae
  • Genus: Cephalotus
  • Species: Cephalotus follicularis

Footnote & References

  1. Cephalotus follicularis (Western Australian Pitcher Plant), Great Southern Region WA. Photographs © Terry Dunham
  2. Cephalotus follicularis Labill. , Flora of Australia, Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Cephalotus%20follicularis
  3. Cephalotus follicularis Labill., Albany Pitcher Plant, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2916653
  4. Cephalotus follicularis Labill., Albany Pitcher Plant, Western Australian Herbarium (1998–). Florabase—the Western Australian Flora. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. https://florabase.dbca.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3148

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