Delta Canaree

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While competition on land was increasing within Dingus, the waterways presented new opportunities for species that adapted to exploit them. For one group of Shadee Canarees, they would become the first lineage of Canarflora to take the plunge and developed several adaptions to survive being partially underwater. This would lead to them splitting off from their ancestors and becoming the Delta Canarees. One of these changes was the ability to get nutrients from both their roots and leaves which suits them well when they are small saplings still underwater. As they grow, their feathery fronds (which still have an amber-like color and are massive to get high amounts of sunlight) eventually shed as new leaves grow above them which helps them not waste energy and provides extra protection from radiation. The Delta Canaree also have the leaves that grow underwater have thinner surface tissues and thus allowing oxygen to more easily pass through which thus allows them to survive being submerged. The large fronds also help since the larger surface areas means more oxygen can enter their systems. The stem's lead cuticle helps the female Delta Canarees remain stable within river systems where the strong currents may otherwise cause them to topple over.

Males have changed somewhat little from their ancestry, retaining the horizontally-pupiled eye keen to light contrast and color, and thier broad tail-foot to help stabilize in the air.

Mating has reverted back to their Canartree ancestors, as females will vomit out their large fertilized spores so they can then drop into the water and start growing. The females do however retain the four vivid turquoise petals to help attract males.