The paddle plent's lobes have separated quite a bit, making them look like paddles. This allows for higher wind speeds, which is important for these plents, because if they ever fall over, they are dead. They have all but lost their light sensing patch, since they no longer need it. They reproduce with airborne genetic material.
Living Relatives (click to show/hide)
None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.