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Albany Pitcher Plant

Thursday 1st August / presented by Jorja Keay

The Albany Pitcher Plant, or Cephalotus Follicularis, is a carnivorous plant found only in the corner of southern Western Australia. 

With its distinctive red colour, the plant survives by luring its prey through an open trap and into its hollow body where it is digested through a pool of enzymes at its base.

Found mostly in coastal swaps and lowlands, it's believed that less than 5000 plants exist today, and is considered vulnerable to extinction.

Doctor Adam Cross joined RTRFM to talk about the plant.

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