A SINGLE CARNIVOROUS PLANT
Ibicella lutea (sy. Martynia lutea)
Devil's claw or Unicorn plant
the Latin Ibex meaning "goat" and Cella meaning "party", referring to the fruit of the plant that remind by its shape a nail of a clog.
The area of Ibicella is the American continent, and it grows in Brazil. It is naturalized in Australia.
BiotopeThe lack of information does not allow a full description of the biotope of Ibicella. The plant is mesophytic, growing in poor, dry and acidic soils. She especially took advantage of the humidity of the air as does the Drosophyllum.
DescriptionAnnual herbaceous plant, up to 50 cm high. The leaves are green, orbicular in shape and their base is cordate.
Traps: whole plant is densely covered with translucent hair, secreting a muscilage, among them some are involved in the prey digestion.
The prey are small insects: Diptera.
The bright yellow flowers, with a red stained throat, that give after fertilization a claw-shaped fruit, with many seeds.