Desert Trunkpuff

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Desert Trunkpuff
(Xeromycodendron desertum)
Main image of Desert Trunkpuff
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorOpDDay2001 Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatHuggs-Yokto Savanna, Huggs-Yokto Scrub, Huggs-Yokto Desert, Huggs-Yokto High Desert, Yokto Dunes
Size3 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (two sexes), Spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Melanophyta
Melanoanthae
Xylomycodendropsida
Bambomycales
Bambomycaceae
Xeromycodendron
Xeromycodendron desertum
Ancestor:Descendants:

The desert trunkpuff split from its ancestor. The desert trunkpuff's trunk is, like its ancestor, made of dead cells. It also has a hollow center for storing what little water it needs to survive. The underside of its caps have developed small needle-like spikes in order to help defend it against herbivores, as well as aid in the collection of water. The desert trunkpuff is also capable of a suspended growth state, which it will go into during the dry season. In this state, it shuts down and barely maintains life functions. It doesn't photosynthesize as much, and it conserves as much water as possible. Also during this state the desert trunkpuff won't grow its spore buds. It will however get taller and have a thicker trunk. This happens because it will dehydrate the outer cells, giving it a layer of protection against the heat.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Obsiditall (phylum Melanoanthae)