Floating Leaf Shrub

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Floating Leaf Shrub
(Nymphareca navifolia)
Artwork of Floating Leaf Shrub
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma ray burst
Creator KingAcer Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Cyanopalmi
Eucyanopalmae
Potamostrobilales
Potamostrobilaceae
Nymphareca
Nymphareca navifolia
Week/Generation 11/74
Habitat Flisch River, Flisch Lake
Size 3 m Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata, Lenticels)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual Budding, Airborne Spores
Descendant of Ancestor of


The floating leaf shrub split from its ancestor. The floating leaf shrub has developed leaves that can float on water. This comes in handy when the height of the water changes because the leaves won't drop underwater when it's too high. This way the leaves are always able to capture sunlight, even when the water is unclear (because of clouds of microorganisms, for example). The leaves can absorb air through small pores which close when they come in contact with water; because of this, the pores on the underside of the leaves are never open. The leaves are thicker (not heavier) then those of their ancestors but they are able to float because of the air inside them.

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)

None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.