Cephalotus - the Albaby or Western Australian Pitcher Plant

A single species, Cephalotus follicularis, represents this genus. It is typically found in peaty swamps and has been reported to tolerate salt spray when found close to the ocean! Plants can be readily propagated from seed but explants are a bit trickier due to the presence of course hairs, making surface sterilization challenging.


Adams II, RM, SS Koenigsberg and RW Langhams. 1979. In vitro propagation of Cephalotus follicularis (Australian Pitcher Plant). HortScience. 14:512-513.