Nomiphyte

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With the rise of more derived Nomflora and the Canarflora, the forest floor began to become covered in shadow. To counter this, some populations of Driernoms began to grow on the trees to gain better access to light. These would become the Nomiphytes, who would become among the most successful non-tree flora within the humid parts of Dingus.

Much like their ancestors, the Nomiphyte's are multicellular flora with structures that help retain water and thus avoid desiccation. Their rhizoids now embed themselves within the Canarflora or other Nomflora present in the region, which help the Nomiphyte anchor themselves in place so they cant just fall off by something brushing against them. The Nomiphytes do occasionally take nutrients and water from the tree they are growing on, but usually when nutrients are otherwise scarce. The exposed leaflets still gather sunlight using photosynthetic cells, but they also take in water molecules from the air around them.

Due to living often several meters off the ground because they grow on flora, budding no longer remains an option for the Nomiphyte. Instead, Nomiphytes rely entirely upon producing tiny airborne spores which will eventually land on a new tree and grow into new Nomiphytes.