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(Lusdubhghrian solis)
Artwork of Sunstalk
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Creator BioCat Other
Lusdubhghrian solis
Week/Generation 17/117
Habitat Yokto Taiga, Yokto Temperate Forest, Yokto River, Slarti River, Yokto Rocky, Flisch Taiga, Flisch River, Flisch Marsh, Yokto Marsh, Flisch Temperate Forest, Krakow Temperate Forest, Flisch Lakes, Flisch Rocky, Yokto Alpine, Flisch-Krakow Alpine, Krakow River, Russ River
Size 55 cm Tall
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual, Airborne Cylindrical Spores

The sunstalk originated from the once successful orange spore stalk and not only replaced it in the last biome it was found in, the Yokto taiga, but also spread out through the temperate north of Glicker and through the Flisch-Krakow alpine chain to the southern temperate Glicker. Competing with the tallstalk in its native biome the smaller orange spore stalk had no chance. It therefore started to perfect its sun absorbing. In the biochemical level it has evolved more pigments and a more efficient photosynthetic cycle based on more compartments for every stage and usage of more compounds in the energy-producing chain. It has grown a leaf on each part of its outer chamber stalk and evolved another inner chamber stalk. This is because its outer chamber stalk is open all day while it closes at night. It can also follow the sun in order to absorb light on the surface of its leaves and photosynthesizing parts. It does this by opening one side of the chamber towards the sun in before it reaches the middle of the sky. Around the middle of the day when the sun is directly up both chambers would be opened partly. In the afternoon towards the sunset the first part of the chamber would be closed other part of the chamber would be opened. This makes it appear like the chamber itself is moving while in fact it is only opening and closing. Almost all sunstalks could therefore be found with one leaf pointing towards the west and the other towards the east. In almost any other way it is similar to its ancestor. Its spores are released from the inner chamber and can still suffocate small animals when they are released in clouds They still use their roots to gather water and prevent them from drying out and cool the cell’s body. They are still moist to touch as well.

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)
  • Mainestalk (family Kurohanaceae)
  • Greysnip (order Melanoheliales)
  • Bonespire (class Aurantilabiopsida)