Stickyball-Crown Shrub

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Stickyball-Crown Shrub
(Ramospherus purpurea)
Artwork of Stickyball-Crown Shrub
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
Ramospherus
Ramospherus purpurea
Week/Generation 9/57
Habitat Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Huggs-Yokto Desert
Size 1 cm Wide individuals
up to 110 cm Wide in colonies
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual Budding, Very Resistant Spores


The success of its ancestor in the desert and savanna areas has been carried along to the stickyball-crown shrub. The stickyball-crown shrub gets its name from the shape that the stickyballs form. Besides the size and larger number of stickyballs in a patch, the stickyball-crown shrub has something else that sets it apart. When attacked, the stickyball-crown shrub releases a chemical that makes it taste very bad to most herbivores and omnivores. Besides being a defense mechanism, this chemical causes all nearby shrubs to release their own chemicals. Though not a real form of communication, these little balls show the potential to eventually do so, many mutations down the line.

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)
  • Toxiglobes (class Euspherophyta)