Sky Balloon

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Sky Balloon
(Aerospherica primus)
Artwork of Sky Balloon
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Physallophyta
Physallothallopsida
Aerosphericales
Aerosphericaceae
Aerospherica
Aerospherica primus
Week/Generation 7/44
Habitat Atmosphere
Size 2 m Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile, Aeroplanktonic
Support Cell Wall (Cellulose), Flotation Bubbles (Hydrogen)
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual, Budding Off / Separation


The sky balloon split off from the sea balloon. It has left the restraints of roots in the soil and has gone into the skies. Its hydrogen filled sacks keep it aloft in the air, and the leafs on the outside of them collect sunlight. A bubble has turned into a bowl and now collects rain water for it to drink, but if there is too much water, the roots work like pipes and empty out the excess water (or hydrogen, if it needs to get to a lower altitude). These same pipes can suck in moisture from their air in dryer environments. The plant has also adapted to cope with low minerals and gets as much as it can from the dust particles in the air. Like the sea balloon, it will make bubbles about the size of its predecessor's bubbles, to float off and make new offspring. It can be found globally in the atmosphere.

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)
  • Marine Bubbleweed (class Physallothallopsida)