Floating Leaf Shrub

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Floating Leaf Shrub
(Nymphareca navifolia)
Main image of Floating Leaf Shrub
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma ray burst
Information
CreatorKingAcer Other
Week/Generation11/74
HabitatFlisch River, Flisch Lake
Size3 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Stomata, Lenticels)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual Budding, Airborne Spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Cyanopalmi (info)
Eucyanopalmae
Potamostrobilales
Potamostrobilaceae
Nymphareca
Nymphareca navifolia
Ancestor:Descendants:

The floating leaf shrub split from its ancestor. The floating leaf shrub has developed leaves that can float on water. This comes in handy when the height of the water changes because the leaves won't drop underwater when it's too high. This way the leaves are always able to capture sunlight, even when the water is unclear (because of clouds of microorganisms, for example). The leaves can absorb air through small pores which close when they come in contact with water; because of this, the pores on the underside of the leaves are never open. The leaves are thicker (not heavier) then those of their ancestors but they are able to float because of the air inside them.

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)