Needlestalk

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Needlestalk
(Ravispinus acus)
Main image of Needlestalk
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorOpDDay2001 Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatHuggs-Yokto Savanna, Huggs-Yokto Scrub, Huggs-Yokto Desert, Huggs-Yokto High Desert, Yokto Dunes
Size30 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Airborne cylindrical spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Melanophyta
Melanoanthae
Aurantilabiopsida
Melanostipales
Melanostipaceae
Ravispinus
Ravispinus acus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The needlestalk split from its ancestors. The needlestalk has small needle-like spines that it uses to help collect moisture from the air during morning and evening. The needles don't really help fend off herbivores that much, though they do help a little. Their spores are still spread by the wind and are still kept inside a chamber placed on top of its stalk, which is opened when on particularly moist mornings or after a rainfall. The spores can form thick orange clouds able to choke small and large animals alike. Their roots store water preventing it from drying out. It will regulate water and use only as much as necessary. When it gets too dry, like during the dry season, it will lose its stem completely and thus regrow from its bulb-like root base.

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)
  • Glacialdrak (order Melanostipales)
  • Colony Stalks (class Aurantilabiopsida)