Necrokiss Stalk

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Necrokiss Stalk
(Phoneolabia terminalus)
Main image of Necrokiss Stalk
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation16/107
HabitatHuggs Scrub, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Yokto Temperate Forest
Size60 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis, Detritivore (host's corpse)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Deadly toxic cylindrical spores that grow from the host's corpse.
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Melanophyta
Melanoanthae
Aurantilabiopsida
Melanostipales
Phoneolabiaceae
Phoneolabia
Phoneolabia terminalus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The necrokiss stalk split from its ancestor and spread all around eastern Glicker. Physically it is very similar to its ancestor and share many physical traits with it. It still has the spines on its stalk as a final defense, and most of these could be found on its "back" side. Its main adaptation, which also gives it its name, is a new deadly technique for spore spread. When its top chamber is filled with spores the necrokiss stalk releases a set of chemicals that greatly resembles plents' pheromones. Therefore, it attracts plents and plent decedents that use the same pheromones that are looking to mate. Due to the extreme quantity those confused disoriented potential hosts are attracted to the stalk's top chamber that resembles to a mouth, the organ they use for reproduction. As they start "mating" with the stalk it releases the deadly toxic cloud inside their mouth causing them fatality in a matter of minutes. Before they die most hosts run away seeking water to ease their pain. As they go away from the original plant and die out inside their mouth and bodies the spores of the necrokiss stalk start growing. Using the nutrients from the dead body they grow into a new plant.

Typical hosts the necrokiss stalk uses are the shroom-thief plent, flower ketter, gringlo, norat and many others.

Its root bulb is slightly out of the ground usually as it grows partly in the host's corpse. It is also usually massive as it contains all the nutrients the young plant gathers from the corpse. Its larger side spikes near the top chamber are mainly used when the plant is still a sprout in order to dig its way up through the corpse.

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)
  • Umbrosa (class Aurantilabiopsida)