Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cephalotus, the Australian pitcher-plant, a native of King George's Sound, having a rosette of radical leaves, many of which are converted into pitchers, much like those of Nepenthes (q.v.) and doubtless serving an insectivorous function. The flowers are on a long spike, have a six-leaved calyx, no corolla, twelve stamens on a disc, and six distinct one-seeded carpels. It is the one species of a genus now classed as an aberrant type of the Saxifragaceae.