Oval-Trunk Fruitail

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Oval-Trunk Fruitail
(Pomifericauda creberstipes)
Main image of Oval-Trunk Fruitail
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation17/112
HabitatHuggs Temperate Forest
Size3.8 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Stomata)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (Berries, Puffy Spores, Airborne Spores released from Nuts, Flowers), Asexual Budding
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Rhagioanthia
Phoenopoopsida
Phoenopoales
Typophyllaceae
Pomifericauda
Pomifericauda creberstipes
Ancestor:Descendants:

The oval-trunk fruitail replaced its ancestor, the hand-branch fruitail in the Huggs Temperate Forest. It has grown almost twice the size of its ancestor and changed its shaped to be more suited to its environment. In order to fit better and to survive better in the cold winters its trunk has grown much wider into an oval shape. It also gathers most of its nutrients and water in a chamber inside the oval trunk called the "heart of the tree". Its leaves, that can survive all seasons now, grow straight from the trunk in two skirt-like circles; one in the middle of the oval part and one at the top nut branch.

It kept its ancestor's reproduction method but changed some of the locations on which these organs grow. Still on the main and only branch at the top, nuts grow all year that are packed with seeds that explode in the heat and spread airborne spores. Instead of a second branch the fruits and flowers now grow in a circle around the main branch. In the spring and autumn the flowers grow there and are pollinated by the flower ketter. In the winter and summer it grows fleshy fruits that fall to the ground, get eaten by local herbivores, and are spread by them after going through their digestion system.

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)
  • Purple Dotter (order Phoenopoales)
  • Arid Ferine (class Phoenopoopsida)