Spikeyball Shrub

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Spikeyball Shrub
(Ramospherus thorny)
Artwork of Spikeyball Shrub
Species is extinct.
16/105, Anti-Sticky Plague
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Spherophyta
Euspherophyta
Ramospherales
Ramospheraceae
Ramospherus
Ramospherus thorny
Week/Generation 9/60
Habitat Huggs-Yokto Desert
Size 1 cm Wide individuals
up to 110 cm tall in colonies
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual Budding, Very Resistant Spores


The spikeyball shrub replaced the stickyball-crown shrub. It is much like its ancestor where it is a collection of small balls that produce a bad tasting chemical. It evolved spikes to keep the rest of the herbivores without taste buds away. In the desert you can't afford to lose water thus the more chemical they made the more water they lost. Thus they only produce the chemical when being fed upon.

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)
  • Limestone Ball (class Euspherophyta)