Ironcrop

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Ironcrop
(Sideranthe traticum)
Main image of Ironcrop
Species is extinct.
18/120, replaced by descendants
Information
CreatorRuss1 Other
Week/Generation17/111
HabitatOvi Island
Size20 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietLithovore (iron)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Cellball
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Siderobiota
Ferrophyta
Siderospermopsida
Sideranthales
Sideranthaceae
Sideranthe
Sideranthe traticum
Ancestor:Descendants:

The ironcrop has split from its ancestor. It has invaded the land on Ovi Island. It can do this for the reason that there isn't much competition for iron on the island. Therefore, due to its successful method of acquiring iron, large fields of it can be found where iron is abundant. The reason large fields of ironcrop can exist is because of the presence of the uktank. As these large creatures roam through the vegetation, they flatten large areas of it opening up land.

The ironcrop uses some of the iron the acquire to produce a stronger outer skeleton which helps support them out of water. But even more iron is used to cover the new cellball. Each stalk will develop a cellball just like their ancestor, but this one is coated in an iron shell. This is to prevent the cell from being damaged on either the fall to the floor or if it is trampled on.

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)
  • Mudferra (phylum Ferrophyta)