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Western Australia in 2007

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More cephs!
After a comparatively long drive (a mere 50 km), we found our way to a swamp site where the Melaleuca trees gave way. The large flat clearing was filled with shrubby Beaufortia (probably B. squarrosa) and prickly Acacia.

We fanned out into the clearing, simultaneously looking for Cephalotus and keeping an eye open for tiger snakes. I think it was Beth who found the first Cephalotus. Then Phill started seeing them. I was the last. (Boo hoo).

The plants at this site were slugging it out with a lot of other competing vegetation, and were clearly not as luxuriant in growth as at the coastal site. Still, they were awesome to gaze upon. I bet that when fires sweep through this area, the Cephalotus look absolutely fabulous when they regrow from their roots!

The plant on this photograph has an oddly undersized lid, don't you think?

I may have saturated your interest in Cephalotus, but if not, here are some links:
A close look at a nice, swollen pitcher
Slightly tattered plants
Overhead view of a few plants

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Revised: December 2007
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