Stomachfern

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Stomachfern
(Gastropsilus digestus)
Artwork of Stomachfern
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Rhagioanthia
Phoenopoopsida
Canistropsilales
Gastropsilaceae
Gastropsilus
Gastropsilus digestus
Week/Generation 8/52
Habitat Krakow Plains
Size 30 cm Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis, Insectivore (Twelve-Winged Worm)
Respiration Passive (Stomata, Lenticels)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual Budding
Descendant of Ancestor of


The stomachfern split from the carnofern. Due to the over abundance of twelve-winged worms, it has continued to adapt its digestive system on the underside of its leaves; so much so, that it now has a stomach sac to digest twelve-winged worms. The whip-like leaves snatch them when they either land on or fly by a plant; this is possible because its tiny hairs can sense vibrations in the air. Once grabbed, it will stick the worm in its stomachs, which are located lower on the leaf. It has lost its flowering ability and must reproduce by asexually budding off. It also has developed a thick trunk, in which it can stay dormant during the cold southern winters.

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)
  • Ferries (order Canistropsilales)
  • Darwin Tuffdra (class Phoenopoopsida)