Tangled Bubble Tree

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Tangled Bubble Tree
(Streptophysallodendron entanglea)
Artwork of Tangled Bubble 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
Igniferopsida
Physallophytales
Festucascutellaceae
Streptophysallodendron
Streptophysallodendron entanglea
Week/Generation 9/59
Habitat Irinya Swamp
Size 5-7 m Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata, Lenticels)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual, air-filled hydrogen bubble seeds


The tangled bubble tree grows extraordinarily faster than its ancestor. The ancestors that began to grow in the swamp benefited from the moister and more nutrient-rich soil as well as an almost complete lack of predators, and they thus became increasingly large. Their quick burst in rapid growth resulted in a tangled, unstructured layout of branches, often resulting in two branches and sometimes even two trees fusing together. The bubble seeds have lost much of their hydrogen concentration since there is little need for it in the swamp. The only thing that feeds on the seeds are the twelve-winged worm. To prevent the worms from eating too many of the seeds, many of the seeds grow in clusters in spots where the branches twist and bend, which are hard spots for the worms to easily get into to steal the seeds.

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)
  • Cork Prutarbor (phylum Physallophyta)