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Olaf Stapledon was aware of the fact that humans do not have enough surface area to support their metabolism via photosynthesis. His Plant-men were sessile during the day, and were connected to a much larger rosette of light-collecting leaves, from which they could detach and wander about at night.

Plant-derived sophont clades like Keruing also rely for most of their life on a much larger tree-like structure, which has a larger light-collecting surface and supports the mobile morph by secreting milk-like sap. For a short period of time the Keruing live independently, until they run out of stored energy and are forced to become rooted once more.

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Symbioses - by sandcastles - 01-16-2021, 01:00 PM
RE: Symbioses - by Tardigrada - 01-16-2021, 02:48 PM
RE: Symbioses - by Drashner1 - 01-17-2021, 12:16 AM
RE: Symbioses - by stevebowers - 01-17-2021, 06:06 AM
RE: Symbioses - by Vitto - 01-19-2021, 10:53 AM
RE: Symbioses - by selden - 01-20-2021, 02:01 AM
RE: Symbioses - by Bear - 02-09-2021, 12:00 PM
RE: Symbioses - by Tardigrada - 02-09-2021, 12:53 PM
RE: Symbioses - by Vitto - 02-09-2021, 07:00 PM

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