Purplico

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Purplico
(Conoptanthe frigusplico)
Main image of Purplico
Species is extinct.
19/125, habitat loss (Ice Comet Impact Event)
Information
CreatorHuckbuck Other
Week/Generation17/113
HabitatSouth Tundra
Size70 cm Wide
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Stomata)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (Fruit, Flowers and Pollen)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Toxicophyta
Toxicofloropsida
Toxicoflorales
Toxicofloraceae
Conoptanthe
Conoptanthe frigusplico
Ancestor:Descendants:

The purplico split of from its ancestor as it spread to the South Tundra. It is quite similar to its successful ancestor, though it has got a few adaptations. First, the purplico has a light sensitive organ that is shaped like a cone preventing snow from blocking out the sun. This is used to know when it is day and when it's night, since the purplico roll up the leaves at the night so that they won't be damaged by the cold. The poisonous flowers are now flatter and only sit on the tips of the leaves so that they won't be damaged when the leaves roll up. The purplico's fruit grow at the end of the summer, and "hibernate" until the seed in it starts growing in the spring when it gets hotter. The purplicos doesn't handle the cold of the winter, so they have evolved to give most of their energy to the fruits at the end of the summer before they die. This leaves the fruit with enough energy to "feed" the seed during the winter and when it starts growing in the spring.

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)
  • Toxplage (family Toxicofloraceae)
  • Yule Hedgelog (order Toxicoflorales)