Greater Pisstower

Some populations of the Thorny Pisstower started to evolve away from fully developing into the pissballoon stage and dying afterwards and so took a more unique approach and became the Greater Pisstower. Living within the “Dingus Scrub”, the Greater Pisstower retains many traits of the Thorny Pisstower pissbabies such as the large, lead-filled thorns to discourage browsing from local turdles and the ability to take ambient levels of spite for energy and incorporating it within their tissues for further defenses. Unlike their ancestors, however, the Great Pisstower's life does not come to an end in the form of a mature balloon stage. Instead they develop a small balloon with the helium sac at the very top of the tower after growing for about a year. Then, when the area becomes doused in rain during the late spring and early summer months, the balloon sac will detach from the rest of the pisstower and will spray spores over an area before falling to the ground and dying. The actual Greater Pisstower, however, continues to survive and will regrow the reproductive organ over the course of a year for the next rainy season. This one adaptation has allowed Greater Pisstowers to settle the inland regions of the Dingus Desert around oases, since their tough exteriors means they retain water pretty well and thus do better in deserts than most other species of flora on the continent. Additionally, the species absolutely thrives in the "Dingus Scrub", being extremely common there. Since the balloon sac only exists for reproduction, the spines on it are reduced to tiny nubs.