does anybody recognize this plant from Turkey? It is kind of sticky and clearly traps small insects. This might be just a defense mechanism of this plant and not a carnivorous behaviour but I still would love to be able to identify the plant.
Post by partisangardener on Dec 3, 2015 16:39:29 GMT
Without flower it will be nearly impossible to identify it. There are quite a lot sticky plants trapping insects. I have even a wild potatoe Solanum berthaultii which is a bit sticky it clogs the sucker of aphids; furthermore it paralyzes its victims with a neurotoxic substance and even fights fungi. Alas its tubers are not edible, but it got beautiful flowers.
Post by partisangardener on Dec 4, 2015 16:32:23 GMT
All near relatives Martyniaceae are like Ibicella plants of the new world (the Americas) So it must be something else Could be even a species of Erodium (E.trifolium for e.)or Geranium or Pelargonium or... A lot of the nightshade family have such sticky leaves...
Post by partisangardener on Dec 8, 2015 22:12:30 GMT
I took this question to a German garden forum with a lot of experts. To be certain is impossible with this information, but there are some very good suggestions, scroll down to the bottom. The links in the last posts are about your plant. I am the partisangardener (German Partisanengärtner) in this forum too, just another avatar. forum.garten-pur.de/index.php/topic,57363.15.html