Marsh-Column Stalk

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Marsh-Column Stalk
(Flabellaticuneus palospolus)
Main image of Marsh-Column Stalk
Species is extinct.
16/109, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation16/107
HabitatYokto Marsh
Size1.6 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Airborne/Sinking cylindrical spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Melanophyta
Melanoanthae
Aurantilabiopsida
Melanostipales
Flabellaticunaceae
Flabellaticuneus
Flabellaticuneus palospolus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The marsh-column stalk split from its ancestor and inhabited the Yokto Marsh. Their spores which are still spread by the wind and are still kept inside a chamber placed on top of its stalk which is opened once the chamber is filled with spores. The spores can form thick orange clouds able to choke small animals like its ancestor before it, only, the tallstalk is even more numerous and the spores can choke bigger animals. As it grows inside the waters of the Marsh the spores often land inside the water. When this happens they float around for a few minutes until a water detecting mechanism kicks in releasing all the stored air inside them making them sink to the bottom of the swamp there they grow.

They have adapted to growing inside the waters and because they are always cooled by them could afford turning even more black absorbing more light. Because it now drinks water from all of its underwater parts of the stalk its roots has mainly adapted to keeping it in the ground when the drifts come and wash the swamp. Its roots adapted to growing near stones and holding on to them while it whole root has grown more into the ground.

Its main problem in the drift season is its relative the fan rootstalk. These bond together and drift during this season and by so create a massive entangled body that if hits the long stalk of the marsh-column stalk eventually root it out of the ground killing it. In order to stop this from happening during this season alone (which the plant recognize by daily movements in the water) it grows a side fan at its underwater part of the stalk that faces the stream. Using movement sensors in this fan when an object comes its way down the stream the fan starts moving back and forward making it stray to the sides of the plant. The fan shrinks and dies after this season is over.

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)
  • Raptordrak (order Melanostipales)
  • Ashkalatongrass (class Aurantilabiopsida)