A single species living in California and Oregon. Pitcher traps are snake-shaped. The preys are catched by slipping. Prey: insects. Digestion: bacteria. Assimilation through glands. Passive carnivorous plant.
Perennial rhizomatous plant, 50 cm to 100 cm tall. Radical green leaves holding and appendix moustache-shapped. The pitcher in highly elaborate. Flowering: 3/4, brown and green leaves. Sensitive to temperature exceeding 25 °C in summer. Keep in cool conditions.