Thistle Burster

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Thistle Burster
(Parapurpeuballista thistlerapido)
Artwork of Thistle Burster
Species is extinct.
16/109, replaced by descendant
Creator Clayren Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Rhagioanthia
Acininumeropsida
Acininumerosales
Purpeuballistaceae
Parapurpeuballista
Parapurpeuballista thistlerapido
Week/Generation 10/63
Habitat Hydro Volcanic
Size 1 m Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Berries and Puffy Spores, Seeds), Asexual


The thistle burster split from the thistleberry, when some thistleberry seeds began to grow in the volcanic region of Hydro. The environment was harsh, but that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Few animals are able to survive such a place, and the thistle burster no longer needed as many thistles. The volcanic soil itself is quite fertile, and the thistle burster soon gained the property that gave it its name. The spore puffs, which are normally stored inside a protective container on the plant, can be ejected into the air at high speeds when the need arises. When the plants roots reach a certain temperature (usually from volcanic eruptions or other activity), a reflex like reaction happens, which causes the doomed organism to eject its spores to relative safety. Only a small percentage of these puffs will actually survive, but those that do can go onwards and continue the species.

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)
  • Huckachucks (class Acininumeropsida)