Cave Pear

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Cave Pear
(Bullaopuntia cavernaperam)
Main image of Cave Pear
Species is extinct.
17/115, cave-in
Information
CreatorGiant Blue Anteater Other
Week/Generation15/97
HabitatRabid Sandstone Caves
Size2 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Stomata, Lenticels)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, spore-filled "fruits"
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Superfamily
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Physallophyta
Igniferopsida
Physallophytales
Aridasphaeracea
Bullaopuntiaceae
Bullaopuntia
Bullaopuntia cavernaperam
Ancestor:Descendants:

The cave pear evolved when desert notooths defecated in the Rabid Sandstone Cave for many years. Some bubble pear spores survived where there was sunlight in the cave. This attracted more desert notooths. They favored the more vividly-colored fruits, and thus gave birth to a new species, the cave pear.

The spores are packed into the hollow fruits in the form of a sweet, powdery substance. Not all of the spores will make it through digestion though.

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)
  • Kosemen Bubbleweed (phylum Physallophyta)