Having split from its ancestor, the scrubland trunkplage evolved in the open spaces of the Darwin Scrub and eventually spread to nearby areas. A small flora, they have shrunken in size compared to its ancestor; it has formed vast miniature forests and provides sustenance for various herbivorous species. Its fruit are covered by a thick skin that protects them from the hot sun, and contain numerous offspring that are both hardy and fast growing. Its light pink coloration helps it attract herbivores which can aid it by spreading its seed around. Its leaves are not very photosynthetic (only the leaf tips) though they regrow quickly when eaten. Its trunk performs the major photosynthesis production, causing the plant to grow to its maximum height at a slower rate due to lack of photosynthetic areas.