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(Afoliaflora saccuacucula)
Artwork of Nidbin
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma ray burst
Creator Rhodix Other
Afoliaflora saccuacucula
Week/Generation 8/51
Habitat Huggs Temperate Forest, Huggs Rainforest, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Yokto Temperate Forest, Krakow Plains, Krakow Temperate Forest, Flisch-Krakow Rainforest, Flisch Savanna, Flisch Temperate Forest
Size 0.6 – 1.0 m Tall; 1.0 – 6.0 m Long
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis, Insectivore
Respiration Passive (Stomata)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Pollen, Berries), Asexual Budding, Hitchhiking

The great proliferation of upplenbells in Huggs Temperate Forest, adapted to the most varied forms of immovable plents, made some groups of upplenbells located next to the edges of the forest return to the ground, forcing them to make changes in its structure.

Most of its leaves, capable of holding rainwater, became very small and, now next to the ground, assist the trunk in absorbing part of the soil humidity. In turn, the trunk, formed by a great confusion of twigs, can extend for some meters, forming huge shrubs.

From these twigs, which grow around themselves, originate the floral rods. Initially they are very small and protected by a fine leaf layer, serving only as receiving water collectors. To the measure that grows, each one of these leaves forms a kind of silky sack that produces a perfumed substance in its interior and shows brilliant colors to attract small creatures.

Attracted by the perfume, these creatures can fall onto the trap, imprisoning themselves on the tip of the floral rod. When this happens, the small flowers located inside the bag can be fertilized and initiate the development of the fruit. In case the creature runs away, it will disperse the pollen to distant nidbins, increasing the diversity of this species in the Glicker continent; in case the creature doesn't escape, it is digested by the perfumed substance that attracted it. The nidbin adopted this strategy because now it can grow in soil that is poor in nutrients, thanks to the guaranteed additional mineral supplement.

Its great dispersion across the continent also can be explained by the fact that its fruits, when mature, form a kind of hook when the superior part of the floral rod breaches. Thus, when big animals pass near these plants and touch its fruits, there is a large chance that the fruits will adhere to its body and be carried for long distances. The fruits will open a certain time after, once they have been sufficiently dried by the heat of Sagan, freeing the seeds.

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)
  • Fermi Tuffdra (class Phoenopoopsida)