Lamp-Palm

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Lamp-Palm
(Lampteropalma luminous)
Artwork of Lamp-Palm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Nuclearchinchila Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Cyanopalmi
Eucyanopalmae
Lampteropalmales
Lampteropalmaceae
Lampteropalma
Lampteropalma luminous
Week/Generation 9/59
Habitat Wright Rainforest
Size 8.5 m Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata, Lenticels)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual Sticky Pollen


When pagodapalms began to grow in the rainforest, they, like most other plants, joined the race to get the most sunlight. To win, their number of top leaves greatly increased and the highest umbrella-leaf grew huge, blocking the light for anything growing underneath it and stealing its water. The roots that once came up above ground to gather air have been lost due to the multitude of leaves now being able to 'breath' much more efficiently than the roots. They still maintain a pollen that is released on to the small umbrella-like leaves as well as the ability to snag any stickystalk seeds off of passing animals. A freak mutation of luminosity has benefited the tree in allowing it to be much more apparent to creatures and attracting them to it to get off the stickystalk seeds and pollinate it. The glowing slime, that was once only poison, is only excreted when the lamp-palm needs to reproduce and is releasing pollen.

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.