Saproutine has split from it’s ancestor, originally evolving in Huggs Rainforest. Some nixoutine started attaching themselves to the roots of flora and feeding by sapping organic matter and minerals. These early micro organisms have evolved into saproutine that lives on the trunks and stems of flora across most of Glicker. It isn’t found in the alpine biome as it cannot cope with the cold weather.
Saproutine grow in large groups and make large red patches on many trunks of the forest or savanna. They also grow on decaying matter on the floor. Although this is not a permanent home, saproutines quick mitosis means that their offspring may get to another flora trunk and start a new permanent colony.
As can be seen in the picture, saproutine use their two flagella as anchors which also extract their food. Although this takes something away from their host it is never enough to injure the flora. Being immobile all of their life saves a lot of energy.