Ironroot

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Ironroot
(Ferumalgae mycelae)
Main image of Ironroot
Species is extinct.
21/135, Habitat loss (Ice age)
Information
CreatorYannick Other
Week/Generation14/95
HabitatClayren Coast, Ovi Coast
Size6 cm Long
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietLithovore (Iron)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Cellballs
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Siderobiota
Ferrophyta
Siderohymenopsida
Ferroalgales
Ferumalgaceae
Ferumalgae
Ferumalgae mycelae
Ancestor:Descendants:

The ironroot has gained one main bonus. It's ability to grow roots. Because of this, it can feed a lot longer on the same spot, as opposed to just a small patch. The rest still works the same. Due to magnetism small iron bits get attracted to the plant, the iron gets sucked out, and the rock attached falls. The root however has evolved greatly. Instead of a small anchor point that sucks out a small patch of iron, then floats away to the next, the anchor points grew as roots. Because of this, they did not need to float away. They could just simply grow longer roots.

As opposed to their reproduction, they have something totally different. Every 6 months, a small ball grows on the tip of the ironroot. This continues growing for 2 weeks. Then it gets detached. The cellball, which is ctually just a kind of egg with a small rootless Ironroot in it, floats with the current until it touches the surface, at which the cellball membrane pops open and releases the ironroot. This ironroot will float until it can anchor itself to the ground, and start growing roots.

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)
  • Irontangle (order Ferroalgales)
  • Pionferruses (phylum Ferrophyta)