Tiger Bulbstalk

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Tiger Bulbstalk
(Argentibulbifer tanthera)
Main image of Tiger Bulbstalk
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorRuss1 Other
Week/Generation16/109
HabitatFlisch-Krakow Alpine
Size90 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Airborne Cylindrical Spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Melanophyta
Melanoanthae
Aurantilabiopsida
Melanostipales
Melanostipaceae
Argentibulbifer
Argentibulbifer tanthera
Ancestor:Descendants:

The tiger bulbstalk split from its ancestor and moved from the desert into the alpine regions. It grows all over the region but only where the piling carnofern cannot grow easily. This means the tiger bulbstalk is usually found at higher altitudes. The rougher conditions has changed it.

For half the year, the tiger bulbstalk looks just as pictured hear, but once the weather becomes worse and the temperature colder, the stalk dies away and all that's left is the enormous bulb. Throughout the warmer parts of the year, the stalk has been capturing sunlight and while using some of the energy for respiration, most was converted to sugars and stored in the bulb. These sugars keep the tiger bulbstalk alive until warmer weather.

The stalk has darkened to be able to absorb more sunlight and has also evolved strips of black across it. If it was completely black it could easily absorb too much heat, so it only has the strips. They are the key to the storage system.

The tiger bulbstalk reproduces in the same way as it's ancestor and it's taller stalk means its seeds can be spread over long distances, resulting to the tiger bulbstalk spreading throughout the Flisch-Krakow Alpine.

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)
  • Glacialdrak (order Melanostipales)
  • Crestagreeus (class Aurantilabiopsida)