Flameleafs Paddleberry

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Flameleafs Paddleberry
(Volantibacca flammafolium)
Main image of Flameleafs Paddleberry
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation17/116
HabitatOvi River, Ovi Lake
Size1.6 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Stomata)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (Swimming Berries and Puffy Spores, Seeds), Asexual
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Rhagioanthia
Acininumeropsida
Comalasales
Volantibaccaceae
Volantibacca
Volantibacca flammafolium
Ancestor:Descendants:

The flameleafs paddleberry split from its ancestor, the flightberry and moved to Ovi lake and Ovi river. For years in the Ovi-Hydro plains some flightberry lived near the riverbank. Some of their flying berries therefore ended up landing on the shallow river floor. There some successfully grew. These eventually evolved into the flameleafs paddleberry. Its seeds now instead of flying, swim to a new location. This is done both by the river currents and their own propeller corkscrew on the top of the stem. When the seed is mature it will detach from the plant and allow for the propeller to un-spin. The small sailing leafs will grow to become the plants' leafs and the corkscrew device will grow to become its roots. The water now carries its puffy spores as well. It will usually grow in shallow waters where its' leafs can get more light. It lost its ancestors stem-spines as there are no herbivores that feed on it in its new environment.

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)
  • Thistly Slingberries (order Comalasales)
  • Twin-Tail Orbibom (class Acininumeropsida)