Savanna Sticky-Rod

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Savanna Sticky-Rod
(Polymorphospherus purpureatuodia)
Artwork of Savanna Sticky-Rod
Species is extinct.
9/60, replaced by descendant
Creator Clayren Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Spherophyta
Euspherophyta
Ramospherales
Ramospheraceae
Polymorphospherus
Polymorphospherus purpureatuodia
Week/Generation 9/59
Habitat Huggs-Yokto Savanna
Size 1-90 cm Wide
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual Budding, Very Resistant Spores


The stickyball-crown shrub has changed yet again, this time moving out of the desert completely for the more hospitable lands of the Huggs-Yokto Savanna. While the only real change that we can see from the outside is a small change in the patches shape, many internal changes have come to pass. The rudimentary chemical communication that developed with the savanna sticky-rods ancestors has grown more complex and less reactionary. Four chemicals that mean "release sonosil" , "secrete sticky sap", "stop releasing sonosil" and "stop releasing sticky sap" can be released by each sticky-rod. Sonosil is the name that has been given to the chemical that, when released, makes the sticky-rod smell and taste quite awful to any organism that tries to eat it. By stopping the production of sticky sap, the sticky-rod can conserve energy in an emergency and eventually be moved to a new location by the weather. This is dangerous however, as drifting sticky-rods are easy pickings for herbivores and omnivores alike, and almost 60% of sticky-rod colonies die out this way. Despite these challenges, the rudimentary system of communication has made the sticky-rod quite successful.

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)
  • Podweed (class Euspherophyta)