Vandriswoop

From Sagan 4 Alpha Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Vandriswoop
(Pillunaneae broccuptera)
Vandriswoop.png
Extinct.png
22/?, unknown cause
Creator Rhodix Other
Taxonomy

Eukaryota

Week/Generation 16/104
Habitat Clayren Beach, Ittiz-Ovi Desert, Ittiz Swamp, Ittiz Rocky, Wright Rainforest, Ovi-Hydro Plains
Size 2-7 cm Tall
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual, detaching cells, regenerating



Like its ancestor, the pallenidust, this tiny plant grows in Clayren Beach, but due to its new structures it is able to spread to distant lands, covering portions of Ittiz-Ovi Desert and nearest areas. To grow, the vandriswoop needs to find porous soil, where it can place the tip of its bulb. The previously round sugar vesicles are now long and form along the screw of the bulb, responsible for the setting of the plant. In presence of wind the branches, now with an additional pair of hard cells, make the plant turn around it axis, burying in the ground.


In this plant, like on its ancestor, the bulb remains immersed in a tiny water puddle. The digging occurs until the bulbous part reaches a hard surface which cannot be displaced, like a rock or gravel. When this happens, the plant stops to grow slowly, separating the aerial part from the bulbous one and cracking the supporting rods of the three branches. These rods are connected to the bulb and, when cracked, make the branches lie down while increasing the space between the brown cells. In the wind, it acts like a vane, turning around and flying. These flying stars can go very far and regenerate new plants. The setting part, let in land, occasionally can grow a new plant.


The branches are continuously growing, while the spreading cells maturate. In the bottom near to the bulbous part, these cells (both purple and brown) are very young and grow accumulating sugars. When fully maturated, the water in the cells is slowly expelled, shrinking them. Near the tip the cells are small again, but now they contain the nutrients needed to start a new life - these are naturally detached and are carried by wind. The purple hexagonal cells of vandriswoop, like on its ancestor, regenerate the bulbous part when in contact with a suitable soil, in presence of water drops. The brown triangular cells are hygrophilic and regenerate, initially, the aerial part of vandriswoop. They can grow in the desert due to their characteristic of absorbing air moisture, creating small puddles where they can start to grow. When in a mature plant, these cells help the plant to catch water and drive it to the puddle. Despite this successful evolution, it hasn’t replaced the pallenidust.