Sky Tree

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Sky Tree
(Aerodendron arborus)
Artwork of Sky Tree
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Nuclearchinchila Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Physallophyta
Physallothallopsida
Aerosphericales
Aerodendraceae
Aerodendron
Aerodendron arborus
Week/Generation 7/46
Habitat Atmosphere
Size 6-8 m Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile, Aeroplanktonic
Support Cell Wall (Cellulose), Flotation Bubbles (Hydrogen), Woody Stem
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual budding


A mutation in a certain number of sky balloons made it so they continued to grow much larger than the average sky balloon. This resulted in the balloons falling closer and closer back to the surface and making it harder for them to pull nutrients out of the higher-atmosphere environment they had adapted for. This resulted in the dormant root system to return, allowing sky trees to gather nutrients from the water and aid in the production of more hydrogen within the balloon, letting them return to the skies until they became too weighed down with water or their "bodies" became too heavy. The original single circular pedal has split into multiple layers of individual sturdy leaves that aid in photosynthesis but aren't as good at collecting water, not that it matters with the re-emerged root system. Sky trees also naturally "feel" moisture in the air through their roots, and when the humidity is high enough, they lower themselves automatically into the water. This doesn't always work,however. In cases such as very heavy fog, a sky tree may attempt to gather water but actually lower itself onto land, and without water or nutrients to get, and no way to produce more hydrogen, it will slowly die.

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)
  • Teabag (class Physallothallopsida)