Skirtfruit Piss Tree

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With the evolution of the Climbing L'mure and especially the Spore-Feeding Piss Plant, some populations of Spore-Womb Piss Trees would adapt their spore wombs to further advertise them into eating the structures and spreading their spores. This would lead to several distinct changes that lead to them becoming a new taxon. The Skirtfruit Piss Tree shares many things in common with their ancestors, such as the 4-5 large lobes that grow at the top of their thick pisswood trunks for photosynthesis as well as the immune system adapted to fend off parasites such as the Pissier Plaguier. The main changes in this taxon all revolved around reproduction, the first being the fact Skirtfruit Piss Trees no longer release clouds of spores from the “leaves” and instead fully rely on their spore wombs to reproduce. Serving no purpose in photosynthesis, the stems of the Skirtfruit Piss Trees that grow the spore wombs are now encased in piss wood to deter herbivores from feeding upon those structures. The spore wombs themselves, however, have become a bright red in coloration and overall larger, with their sugary flesh attracting creatures to feed on them. One species the Skirtfruit Piss Tree specifically tries to lure into eating the spore wombs are the Spore-Feeding Piss Plants, which will happily tear into the spore womb and swallow chunks whole. Once the basal canarflora swallows the chunks, the tough, seed-like hull surrounding the spores of the Skirtfruit Piss Tree protect them from being digested and so they eventually get vomited out at a later point of time and hopefully a great distance away from their parent tree. With the spores having fresh fertilizer in the form of the Spore-Feeding Piss Plant’s regurgitated waste, they can rapidly grow into a new tree over the course of a few years. While the Spore-Feeding Piss Plant is the primarily spore disperser of the Skirtfruit Piss Tree, other fauna such as Climbing L'mure also consume the spore wombs of the Skirtfruit Piss Tree and thus also disperse spores to other parts of the forest.