Inferno Tree

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Inferno Tree
(Ignifex campi)
Artwork of Inferno Tree
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Creator Oviraptor Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Physallophyta
Igniferopsida
Ignificiales
Ignificiaceae
Ignifex
Ignifex campi
Week/Generation 5/35
Habitat Southwest Plains, Southeast Plains
Size 4 m Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata, Lenticels)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual, Flammable Nuts


The inferno tree split off from the pueple bubble tree. It has evolved to live in the hot savannas. The tree is wider than it is tall, to maximize its sun-grabbing potential. Most of the tree's growth happens in the wet season, when it has plenty of water. When the weather starts to turn dry, many nuts appear, all over its branches. These nuts are the bubbles, but they have lost their ability to float, instead favoring a hard thick shell, which also happens to be highly flammable. As a nut dries out, and the temperature gets hotter, the nut will burst into flames. Inside the nut are many tiny, fireproof seeds. When the nut bursts into flames, these tiny seeds are carried off in the smoke to their new destination. The burst of flames last only a few seconds, but it is enough to leave soot all over the branch on which it was sitting. If it happens right, it is possible for the one bursting nut to set off a chain reaction, causing the whole tree to engulf in flames all at once. When the weather turns wet again, the rain will wash away all the soot, and allow the tiny seeds (wherever they may have landed) to start growing.

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)
  • Prutabula (phylum Physallophyta)