- 1 Widespread Tree Flora
- 1.1 Haven Oak: Overview
- 1.2 Haven Oak: Physical
- 1.3 Haven Oak: Usage
- 1.4 Haven Pine: Overview
- 1.5 Haven Pine: Physical
- 1.6 Haven Pine: Usage
- 1.7 Haven Birch: Overview
- 1.8 Haven Birch: Physical
- 1.9 Haven Birch: Usage
- 1.10 Autumn Leaf: Overview
- 1.11 Autumn Leaf: Physical
- 1.12 Autumn Leaf: Usage
- 1.13 Glitter Leaf: Overview
- 1.14 Glitter Leaf: Physical
- 1.15 Wiega Tree: Overview
- 1.16 Wiega Tree: Physical
- 1.17 Wiega Tree: Usage
- 1.18 Ceving Tree: Overview
- 1.19 Ceving Tree: Physical
- 1.20 Ceving Tree: Usage
- 1.21 Rot Wood: Overview
- 1.22 Rot Wood: Physical
- 1.23 Rot Wood: Usage
- 1.24 Bridge Root Overview
- 1.25 Bridge Root: Physical
- 1.26 Bridge Root: Usage
- 1.27 Rose-Wood: Overview
- 1.28 Rose-Wood: Physical
- 1.29 Rose-Wood: Usage
- 2 Widespread Fruiting Trees
- 3 Exclusive Tree Flora
- 4 Widespread Flower Flora
- 5 Widespread Cactaceae Flora
- 6 Widespread Aquinlumismeridiem Flora
Widespread Tree Flora
"Haven Oaks are as common as the grass they sit upon. I'm sure I've seen trillions of the throughout my journey around Haven, yet despite that, I always have to stop myself from observing each minute detail of its structure. They are the ultimate example of both quality and quantity, and anyone wanting a thick materiel for their homestead, look no further."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Haven Oak: Overview
The Haven Oak is the most common form of tree spread across Haven, with countless members inhabiting every corner of the world. They are so prevalent that out of the theorized four trillion trees inhabiting Haven's surface, around one trillion of them belong to the Haven Oak family alone. It shares its namesake with that of the"Oak" tree found on many planets.
Haven Oak: Physical
Haven Oak trees are one of the most diverse trees on Haven, with around six hundred different species of Haven Oak, with each ranging widely in height, girth, and volume. Its wood is very thick, taking around two thousand eight hundred pounds per square inch to break through its structure. Haven Oaks have their respective leaves arranged in a sort of spiral pattern, much alike their Aegyn dwelling counterparts. The exact amount of branches and leaves a Haven Oak can have varies depending on the specific tree in question, though some have been reported to have as much as fifty thousand separate leaves growing at once.
Typically, a Haven Oak tree will take around two standard years to fully mature from an acorn, but thanks to their extreme rate of reproduction, the Haven Oak has dominated the majority of the planet's countless forests, with an average tree producing up to fifty eight thousand acorns per year. In fact: Haven Oaks reproduce so quickly, that both human and artificial intervention is needed to prevent the trees from overtaking all available landmass.
Haven Oak: Usage
Thanks to the trees relatively strong durability, as well as its commonalty, most homes that are not apart of large cities throughout Haven are created from Haven Oak, making the planet littered with expertly crafted idyllic log cabin-esque homes. Along with housing, many sea-fairing vessels are created from the wood of Haven Oak trees as it is extremely cheap and abundant, though its not recommended that those who use these vessels travel great distances.
Non-intelligent species of insects, birds, and small mammals often use the Haven Oak trees as nests, as they provide a fair amount of protection from both the elements, as well as threats from other predator species. Often times, a predator species will actually evolve to specifically break through Haven Oak trees and get at their prey, as the trees are just that prevalent across the planet.
"Even though I hold an appreciation for all trees of Haven, there's something about a Haven Pine covered in snow that reminds me of home. Something about the smell they produce that places me in a log cabin, sitting by the fire to escape the snow outside, with a hot drink in my hand, I can't get enough of them."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Haven Pine: Overview
Haven Pine trees, like their Aegyn counterparts, are an extremely common form of flora on planet Haven, though their population pales in comparison to that of the Haven Oak, with around five hundred billion Haven Pine trees known to exist on the surface. They are known to spread amongst almost all landscapes of Haven, though they can most commonly found in colder regions such as taigas and tundras.
Haven Pine: Physical
Like the Haven Oak, the Haven Pine trees are an extremely diverse family of tree, with around one hundred and thirty different species of Haven Pine trees known to exist, with each having traits unique to each other. Unlike the Haven Oak however, Haven Pine tree's wood is fairly brittle, only taking around three hundred pounds per square inch to break its structure. Its leaves, as the name suggests, are sharp thin cones, often considered to be prickly and irritating to the touch. These leaves have the fastest recorded time to fall of their mother tree, making the ground around a respective Haven Pine tree riddled with leaves. The bark of most pines is thick and scaly, but some species have thin, flaky bark, and for wood-eating insect species, they find Haven Pine trees in particular especially delicious
Typically, a Haven Pine tree requires around thirty standard years to fully grow, making them one of the slower growing Haven tree species, but as a single Haven Pine tree can produce around twenty thousand acorns per standard year, many can grow in a single area at once. Haven Pine trees can grow extremely tall as well, with the longest known clocking in at around three hundred feet tall.
Haven Pine: Usage
As Haven Pine trees are not as durable as their oak siblings, they are not often used in the construction of buildings. Instead, thanks to their brilliant auburn coloring, they are usually used in the creation of decorations and furniture. Along with this, many liqueur barrels are constructed using the wood, as its aesthetics pair very well with the brown hue of ale.
Small prey mammalian fauna that dwell within Haven Pine forests often create little nests underneath the thick covering of leaves to conceal their presence from predator species. As well, they will often make thick bedding out of the countless individual leaves that typically lie at the bottom of a Haven Pine tree, making a fairly comfortable place for their young, as well as themselves to rest on.
"Haven Birch trees epitomize summer to me, as in most cases I've been around them as been during Haven's summer months. They are also one of the most uniform I've ever came across, as the hundreds of forests of Haven Birch trees I've traversed seem to have trees that look like exact duplicates of themselves."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Haven Birch: Overview
Haven Birch trees are an extremely common species of tree native across many biomes on planet Haven, with a global population of around four hundred billion individual trees, making it the third most populace species of tree on Haven. Its name derives from its overall physical structure and appearance, as it is almost an exact mirror image of other birch trees found on various planets, such as Aegyn .
Haven Birch: Physical
Much alike the more common species of tree found on Haven, the Haven Birch family of trees can very diverse in appearance and physical structure, though they are most commonly considered to be a: "medium" sized comparatively, usually only standing at about a maximum height of around seventy feet. They have fairly durable wood, taking around sixteen hundred pounds per square inch to break its structure. Their bark on the other hand, is extremely brittle, taking minimalist effort to break off from the main tree, as well as having a paper-like feeling texture. Haven Birch trees typically also lack many leaves, and during the planet's fall months, it is not uncommon to find a completely barren tree in just a few days.
Haven Birch trees grow remarkably quick for a tree species, only taking around twenty standard years to fully grow from a seed. Along with their fast growth, a single Haven Birch tree can produce up to a thousand individual seeds in just a few short standard years, with a tree success rate of around thirty eight percent, making a single Haven Birch tree able to create a vast forest almost single-handedly.
Haven Birch: Usage
Due to their commonality, as well as its fairly sturdy structure, Haven Birch trees are often used in the construction of many things, such as walls for small structures like houses, to other items such as furniture, as well, their white coloring is often used in the creation of art pieces. As they are often very thin and lean, tree manufacturing plants often prefer Haven Birch over other common tree species as many of them can grow in a small area of land without impeding on the other, as well as their extremely quick growth and seed production cycles.
Many different burrowing species of bird that make their nests within the hollowed out structures of trees prefer the Haven Birch to other tree species, as they are fairly thin, making it comparatively easy for it to burrow without using too much physical effort. Usually these nests will be located near the tops of the tree, as to have a height advantage against wood be predators at ground level.
"I remember one day on my trek across Haven, I discovered a forest of Autumn Leaf trees, and at the time, I was incredibly confused as I thought it was Haven's respective summer, which it actually was. Finding an eternal piece of Autumn is one of my favorite experiences in life, and I often walk areas where they grow in my leisure time, as the orange coloring of their leaves gives me a great amount of peace."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Autumn Leaf: Overview
Autmn Leaf is a common species of tree spread across planet Haven and are extremely prevalent, with a known global population of around five hundred billion. Their name comes from the appearance of their leaves, as they usually take a color akin to that of other species of trees during mid autumn. They are most prevalent in the more temperate regions of the planet, such as the continent of Pathiel, as they are known to grow there in force there.
Autumn Leaf: Physical
Like most common species of trees across Haven, Autumn Leaf trees are extremely diverse, with hundreds of variations among them with a total of around one hundred and three distinct variations of Autumn Leaf. Like the Haven Oak, Autumn Leaf trees are very durable, taking around two thousand nine hundred pounds per square inch to break their structure. They produce acorns very quickly, dropping around fifteen thousand acorns in just a standard year, making a thick vibrantly colored forests in various landmasses on Haven. A typical Autumn Leaf will have many branches extending out from itself, with an average branch count of around one hundred per tree. Their wood is extremely smooth, with very few pieces of jagged bark sticking out of its structure, which doesn't seem to serve any distinct purpose, however it does give the tree a subjective aesthetically appealing look to some.
Their variation of color is by far their most distinctive trait, with Autumn Leaf trees being able to produce vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red. Often times, an individual may confuse an Autumn Leaf tree with other tree species such as Amber Log or Rose Wood due to their shared leaf coloring, but they are distinct species of tree. Funnily enough, during Haven's autumn, an Autumn Leaf tree's leaves will actually begin to turn green, making them a reverse to most tree species.
Autumn Leaf: Usage
As Autumn Leaf trees are very prevalent, and their wood is fairly durable, it is often used as a constructed materiel for many buildings, much alike Haven Oak trees, with their orange-colored smooth texture often being used in very intricate furniture. Along with being used in construction, due to their vibrant colors, they are the most common species of tree kept by tree keepers, with massive acres of personally kept trees.
Like most durable species of tree on Haven, many fauna use Autumn Lead trees as nests, and particular, the countless species of birds across Haven commonly create massive colonies in just a single Autumn Leaf tree as they have massive amounts of large branches that can hold them. Other burrowing mammal fauna often create nests in areas of Autumn Leaf trees where predatory species can't reach them as well.
Glitter Leaf: Overview
The Glitter Leaf tree, also known as the "Golden Tree," "King's Oak," or "Sun Oak," is a common species of tree found in the more temperate regions of the planet, though they are most prevalent on the group of islands known as the "Golden Isles." Their name, and most famous attribute comes from the universal golden hue each member of the species' leaves takes once reaching maturity. They have an estimated global population of around five hundred million individual trees and are amongst the most famous tree species to the sapient population of Haven, appearing in countless pieces of cultural art and iconography.
Glitter Leaf: Physical
The Glitter Leaf tree's baseline physical appearance and structure is akin to that of the Haven Oak tree, though there are a few key differences between the two tree species. The first and most notable would be the golden-coloring all Glitter Leaf trees' leaves will universally take, with slight orange hues seen at the ends of these leaves, though the extremity of this can vary, with the effect being so minimal the leaf may appear totally gold. The second would be within the roots of the tree itself, as they all take a tube like patter, with two parallel stems growing alongside one another with a naturally carved section in-between to allow for the flowing of water to reach the center of the tree.
At the center, the roots of the tree gather to form a small, hollowed out sphere like pattern which holds a special golden liquid called "Glitter Sap," taking a similar appearance to that of water with Galotherium introduced to it. Glitter Sap itself is water mixed in with natural sugars the wood of the Glitter Leaf tree gathers throughout its life time, and it is through the sap the Glitter Leaf tree reproduces as instead of producing acorns or seeds. the Glitter Leaf tree excretes out the sap from its bark, dropping it on the ground Within the sap itself, numerous microscopic sub organisms are grown within it that will collect and grow into a separate Glitter-Leaf tree once introduced to the sunlight outside of the tree's wood.
"As I made my trek across Haven, I always found myself overwhelmed with the sheer immense size of the Wiega Tree. When I attempt to look at their treetops, I have to stop myself from falling over. If one wants to feel small, then look no further then the Wiega Tree, as they are the perfect way to do so"-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Wiega Tree: Overview
The Wiega Tree is a common species of tree found in the more temperate regions of Haven. They are most well known for the great heights that they typically grow to, and are most commonly found on the continent of Zazriel, though they can be found in smaller numbers in almost any temperate region. They have an estimated global population of around one billion individual trees, making them the sixteenth most populace species of tree to inhabit the planet.
Wiega Tree: Physical
The Wiega Tree is among Haven's tallest species of tree, growing at an average height of around seventy-seven feet in the air, (23 meters) though some are known to grow up to heights of around two hundred feet. (60 meters) Due to their massive size, they are deeply rooted trees, with extremely durable roots and trunks, as they need a large amount of support to keep themselves upright. As a result, they are one of the most durable species of tree on Haven, taking around forty thousand pounds per square inch to break their structure, making them almost indestructibly to most natural means of damage. Their bark is also particular strong, taking a fairly large amount of force for a piece of it to be torn off of the main tree.
It will typically take a Wiega Tree around a hundred standard years to fully grow, as it requires a large amount of time and energy to grow, though these times can be increased substantially depending on the ultimate size the tree will take. Along with this, a Wiega tree does not produce seeds very often, only producing around ten every eight standard years, fairly low amounts for the many other species of tree that typically surround them. At the top of the tree, massive branches grow in large, random patterns that can vary widely from one tree to another, with no set pattern. These branches will continuously grow throughout a Wiega Tree's natural life, making them very large.
Wiega Tree: Usage
Due to the incredible durability of a Wiega Tree's wood, they are often used in the construction of buildings such as houses, and even a few commercial structures depending on location. And with the fairly larger Wiega Tree, one can gather several hundreds of tons of usable wood for construction, making the tree sometimes being favored over metals such as iron. Sometimes, the tree itself will be used as a structure, with several locations, such as the city of Sila's Woods, building rooms inside of the trees themselves as the larger ones can hold enough space to create small complexes.
Growing all around the tree, a specific a unique type of moss called: "Wiega Grass" is created through chemical secretions made from the wood with interactions of charged particles hitting it from the planet's parent sun, Hope. This grass is used to entice various creatures, such as birds, to feed upon it, thus dropping the seeds placed within the moss towards the ground. As such, many species of avian creatures will rely on the tree for a limited form sustenance, as the moss itself cannot be eaten in very large quantities as it can be poisonous in large doses, though some species are a immune to this affect.
"The Ceving Tree is the living example of Haven's winter beauty, with its snow-white coloring across its brilliantly crafted structure. Despite their commonality, one should always find it to be a privilege to see their beautiful spender whenever one gets the chance to."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Ceving Tree: Overview
The Ceving Tree - Also known as the "Snow-Wood" is a common species of tree located in colder regions of the planet, such as taigas and arctics of southern Ruhiel, and northern Vanriel respectively, along with some of the other colder areas of Haven's continents and islands, with a global population of around two hundred billion individual trees. They are most well known for their snow-white coloring in both their wood, and their pine leaves. They are often beloved by those who live near them, as their white leaves remind one of the beautiful magical winter wonderland northern Haven truly is.
Ceving Tree: Physical
The Ceving Tree's baseline physical appearance and structure resembles a small Haven Pine tree, however there are a few differentiating features between the two species of tree. The first and most obvious is the coloring the Ceving Tree has, with a bright and piercing white finish in their woods, making them appear like large pieces of upright snow, though in some cases darker regions of the wood have been known to occur in some trees. This white coloring extends to their pine leaves as well, giving them a similar appearance to a snow-covered Haven Pine Tree. Unlike Haven Pine Trees however, the Ceving Tree typically does not grow very large, usually only growing to a maximum height of around twenty feet long. The wood that makes up their structure is also fairly weak, taking around fifty-two pounds per square inch to break it.
Unlike most species of tree on Haven, the Ceving Tree does not require vast amounts of sun light, as they typically grow in areas where the nights are long. As a result, they only require around a third of the sunlight other similar tree species need to survive. They are among some of the most efficient species of flora in the world when it comes to absorbing water, as they constantly gather the water within the snow they sit upon. Typically, it will take around fifty-seven standard years for a Ceving Tree to fully grow from a pine cone, which also share the same snow-white coloring their parent trees do.
Ceving Tree: Usage
As their wood is very week, the Ceving Tree is not typically used in the construction of any buildings. Instead, many pieces of furniture and other decorations are created with delicate precision and care, creating vibrantly beautiful pieces of art out of the snow-white wood. Along with its usage in artwork, it is often used in cultural pieces and iconography in cities, towns and other settlements located in colder areas where the tree is known to grow, such as the city of Hevin Log in western Zazriel, which incidentally stands as the only example on the planet where Ceving Trees are known to grow in a warm climate.
Certain small animals are known to have specifically evolve to puncture the wood of the Ceving Tree to drink from the vast amounts of liquid water the respective tree absorbs from the snow. These aforementioned animals are usually certain species of bird, however some insects are known to do the same. Often times, birds will create nests from the twigs and leaves of the tree, perching them on the higher branches of the individual tree.
"One of the most morbid looking trees Haven has to offer, the Rot Wood always gave me an inescapable sense of dread whenever I came across one. The land in which they grow also shares the same atmosphere as they do, making various swamps feel like one is walking through a diralect and forgotten cemetery. Despite that, one can find beauty in the faded-grey coloring they have, as they are easy and soothing to observe."--William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Rot Wood: Overview
The Rot Wood Tree, also known as the: "Dead Tree," is a very common species of tree that is found in swamps, bog lands, marshes, and certain damp forests, with a global population of around five hundred billion individual trees. Their name comes from their physical appearance, making one look like a dead and rotting tree. They are most famous for being one of the longest living species of tree found on planet Haven, having an average life span of around twenty thousand standard years, as well as being one of the oldest species of tree to evolved during Haven's early regrowth period, fully evolving around 539,050,000 BCE.
Rot Wood: Physical
As the name suggests, the Rot Wood tree appears as if it is the carcass of a long dead tree. However they couldn't be anymore alive and healthy, often times being more healthy then more aesthetically pleasing species' of tree. The wood that comprises their structure is very durable, taking around two thousand pounds per square inch to break its structure, slightly less then that of Haven Oak Trees. They are almost always fairly short, usually growing at a maximum height of around twenty-five feet, though in more uncommon cases they are known to grow up to forty feet, however these are few and far between.
Usually, it will take a Rot Wood tree around fifty standard years to fully grow, and as previously stated, they live for an enormous amount of time, making them usually the oldest individual trees one will find on Haven. They will typically grow in a crooked and slightly slanted manner, making it appear as if the tree is at risk of falling over. As a Rot Wood tree grows, it will constantly create new branches, making older Rot Wood trees appear like a giant bush of branches, obscuring the main trunk of the tree they are apart. These branches will often times grow inside one another, as well, they will commonly fall off, leaving the bottoms of a Rot Wood tree look like a debris field.
Rot Wood: Usage
Due to their commonality, as well as the sturdy makeup of their wood, the Rot Wood tree are typically used in the construction of buildings, furniture, walls, and so on in settlements located in or near swamps, marshes and bog lands, leaving the structures of said settlement appearing with a dead greyish coloring, leading to many painting their homes to have more aesthetically pleasing colors. With their large numbers, the Rot Wood serve as one of the most populace resources at the planet's disposal, with almost every city located within areas they grow using it as a fundamental pillar of their resource consumption.
Along with intelligent individuals, many species of flora and fauna use the Rot Wood tree. Typically, various species of moss can be seen growing on the sides of the tree, gathering water the tree itself gathers and vice versa, forming a symbiotic relationship between them. Along with this, many species of birds native to swamps, marshes, and bog lands make their respective nests on the many branches of the Rot Wood tree. As well, various species of insects also make their home within the trunks of the Rot Wood tree, creating large elaborate nests throughout the length of it and towards its respective branches.
"The Bridge Root tree is a personal favorite of mine. During my trek across Haven, I cannot count the amount of times I used their powerful bodies to walk across the many rivers during my trek around the world. It's given me a special sort of: "kinship" with these trees as they assisted me greatly all those many years ago." -William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Bridge Root Overview
Bridge Root trees are a fairly common species of tree found exclusively near fresh water rivers, with a global population of around ten billion individual trees across Haven. Their name comes from their unorthodox growing method, as they grow over the tops of the river they are located at, connecting itself across the two sections of land the river cuts through, creating a bridge between them.
Bridge Root: Physical
The Bridge Root tree's baseline physical appearance resembles that of a Haven Oak tree that has fallen over across a river, and like the Haven Oak, individual Bridge Root trees can vary widely from each other in size, length and appearance, as some have been known to grow up to three hundred feet in length. They are one of the most effective trees on Haven when it comes to absorbing water, as they have several long roots that extend down from the main tree trunk towards the bottom of the water below them, constantly gathering the endless water that surrounds them. As well as the bottom of the river, their roots are also embedded on the land across the river, meaning the Bridge Root is extremely sturdy, taking around thirty-eight thousand pounds per square inch to break their hold on the ground.
It will typically take a Bridge Root around fifty standard years to fully grow, though this can depend on the length of the river the respective tree is growing across. As a Bridge Root ages, it will grow wider and longer, as well as gaining a dirt like texture and coloring on top of its trunk and branches. Sometimes, a Bridge Root tree will grow in a winding and twisting pattern, depending on how the river they grow across flows throughout the land, tough in most cases it will grow in a flat horizontal line.
Bridge Root: Usage
Due to the nature in which Bridge Root trees grow, their wood is not commonly used in the construction of buildings or other items. Instead, larger Bridge Root trees are often times carved to form actual usable bridges to cross the respective rivers they grow across. These elaborately crafted bridges are often times extremely sturdy, allowing thousands of individuals and even several large vehicles to cross the bridge without fear of the wood they stand upon breaking beneath them. Often times, these examples of Bridge Root trees are used to link separate sections of settlements built across a river, or even completely different settlements.
Certain species of terrestrial fauna are also known to take advantage of a Bridge Root tree's advantageous position across a river, using it to safely guide themselves across to the other side and avoid would be predators in the waters below. Along with fauna, many species of flower, grass and moss grow on the tops of the Bridge Root tree's trunk as well, making older and larger Bridge Roots a small ecosystem in their own right.
"Rose-Wood is certainly a show stopper of a tree. Walking the Path of Rubies has got to be one of my favorite moments during my journey. But sadly, like most beautiful things in life, they're few and far between. If you'd like to do your part in preserving this beauty, please attempt to grow your own Rose-Wood tree, as their acorns are available through various means."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
The Rose-Wood, also known as "Ruby-Wood," "Crimson-Wood," or: " Blood Wood" is an uncommon form of tree native to various landmasses on Haven, though it is most prevalent in the One Wood of the continent of Zazriel and the island of Bloodmoore. They are famed for the crimson-red coloring of both its wood, and its leaves, hence its name, thanks to this, they are held in extreme cultural standing with the native inhabitants of Haven, as such the cutting down of the Rose-Wood tree is extremely taboo, though not legally prohibited.
Rose-Wood trees are one of the most unique families of trees native to planet Haven, holding many traits only known to them. Unlike most trees of Haven, the Rose-Wood are almost entirely uniform in height, girth, and volume. The maximum height for nearly all Rose-Wood trees is around sixteen feet, making forests of the tree seem fairly short compared to other forests across Haven. Their wood isn't incredibly durable, only taking around two hundred and fifty-two pounds per square inch to break its structure, making it not recommended to use it in the construction of important structures.
Typically, a Rose-Wood will take thirty standard years to fully mature, and due to their fairly low acorn production rate, with around three acorns produced per standard year, they are fairly uncommon and do not spread very far. In areas where they are known to inhabit, they are usually clustered together in small forests. Their leaves are incredibly soft, almost feeling like silk, and like the Haven Pine tree family, these leaves fall extremely often, with one tree losing up to a hundred leaves per standard day. However, the Rose-Wood's respective leaves grow extremely quickly, with a new leaf fully maturing in just two standard hours, making each individual Rose-Wood tree a leaf production machine.
Do to the cultural significance the Rose-Wood tree has in many areas of Haven, its usage in construction is used to an absolute minimum, as well as the wood itself being fairly weak. Instead, Rose-Wood is most typically used in private gardens, or tree farms, with individuals attempting to keep a large selection of the tree.
Certain fauna will often use the incredibly soft leaves as bedding for a nest, making it as comfortable as a luxurious bed. As the leaves are fairly small individually, an animal looking to use them as a nest would need to have a fair amount of them.
Widespread Fruiting Trees
"Amber Log trees have to be my favorite thing discovered during my travels. Their fruit is so delicious, it makes all fruit on Aegyn taste like a rotten carrot. Not only that, but their sap is also so delectable it's almost heartbreaking. I often have to stop myself whenever I cross an Amber Log as I can go a little overboard with them. I can't help it. I am only human after all."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Amber Log: Overview
Amber Log trees are a common and widespread species of tree across Haven's various temperate continents and islands, with a global population of around twenty billion individual trees. They are most commonly found growing along fresh water rivers, waterfalls and lakes, but are known to inhabit other areas as well. Due to their native location, they are often concealed in fog.
Amber Log: Physical
Amber Logs, unlike many of the common species of tree across Haven, are very uniform in their appearance and overall physical structure, with very few differentiate features between Amber Log species. They are very typically very thin and tall, usually standing at a height of around thirty feet high. They are fairly weak structurally speaking, only having a tensile strength of around fifty-eight pounds per square inch to break its structure. Their leaves will typically have a yellow, orange, red or faded green coloring, often making people confuse Amber Log trees for Autumn Leaf trees. These leaves fall extremely often as well, usually dropping fifty leaves per standard day, but thanks to their leaves extreme rate of leaf growth, they will always have a large leaf population.
They are a fruit bearing tree, growing a type of citrus named: "Amber Orb." Amber Orbs are extremely sugary and sweet, enticing animals to eat the fruit and spread its seeds across the land. Along with the fruit, Amber Log trees leek an orange colored sap filled with sugar, making them a nexus of energy for animals.
Amber Log: Usage
As their wood is extremely weak, they are almost never cut down and their wood used in construction, instead, Amber Logs usage by the inhabitants of Haven almost exclusively involve both the fruit they produce, as well as the endless amounts of sap seeping out of their bark. Amber Orbs and Amber Sap are considered to be exceedingly delicious to humans, as well as other Ambrosia Alliance member species that inhabit Haven. As a result, Amber Logs are one of the most grown trees by the Haven populace, with may fruit produces selling massive amounts of the fruit and sap, as the they are very profitable.
Along with intelligent individuals, many herbivore and omnivore fauna often rely on Amber Orbs as an integral part of their diet, using the extreme amount of sugar in the fruit to give them boundless energy. Typically, an animal only requires one fruit to fill their hunger for the entire day.
Exclusive Tree Flora
"During my trek across Haven, I can count all Blood Hollow trees I've encountered on one hand. At the time I thought they were an oddly shaped Rose-Wood tree, but since its wood was black rather then red, I would begin to think otherwise. As I approached it, I watched as a Cumone landed on its leaves, only to then fall over dead almost immediately, which in turn taught me to stay away from it." -William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Blood Hollow: Overview
Blood Hollow are an extremely rare tree native exclusively in the small island of Bloodmoore, located in the eastern Geilda Ocean. They are famed for the blood-red coloring of their leaves and have been likened to that of the Rose-Wood tree due to their similar hue, and it is believed that they are a genus of the Rose-Wood, due to its native island massive amounts of Rose-Woods trees. They are very rare, with only a handful known to exist across the entire Bloodmoore Island, and thanks to this, they have become a very popular tourist stop for many, though one will want to be cautious when approaching the trees as their leaves are very poisonous. They are very short lived, only having a lifespan of around sixteen standard years.
Blood Hollow: Physical
The physical appearance of a Blood Hollow tree looks like a wilted and dying Rose-Wood tree, with branches pointed downward and a crooked trunk, giving a somewhat somber atmosphere around it. Its branches are extremely frail, with an individual being able to tear them off with minimal effort, as well, its overall structure is incredibly weak, only taking around eighty pounds per square inch to crack it. Blood Hollow trees will almost always be alone in its respective area, with no other trees growing around it, as a Blood Hollow tree's roots extent for several meters in all directions, preventing the growth of any other nearby tree.
It will typically take around sixteen standard years for a Blood Hollow tree to fully grow, and they all share a common height of only sixteen feet, growing a foot for each year of its life. And once they begin to die, they will leave the only acorn the produce throughout their entire life, making a new tree take its place. Their leaves as previously mentioned are exceptionally poisonous to the touch for most animals, as it evolved to protect against small insects from feeding upon them. These leaves also glow with an ominous red glow through a form of bioluminescence, though there doesn't seem to be an exact reason as to why this is. This light produced by the tree ironically entices insects to said leaves, making the tree a living bug zapper.
Blood Hollow: Usage
As the Blood Hollow tree remains one of the rarest trees on planet Haven, as well as its dangerous nature, the Ambrosia Alliance has outlawed any attempts to cut down the tree and use its wood for any purpose. Instead, observatories have been built around select Blood Hollow trees for Haven flora enthusiasts, leading to the tree's acorns being extremely sought after by tree keepers.
Almost every Blood Hollow tree known functions as a nest for the insect known as the: "Blood-Ants," an extremely aggressive species of ant native to the island of Bloodmoore, and is the only tree known to house them. The ants themselves create long and elaborate mazes of corridors across the entire length and volume of the tree, usually having a population of hundreds of millions in a single tree. They will also often eat the insects outside of the tree who died while attempting to eat its poisonous leaves.
Widespread Flower Flora
"The Ruby Blossom. The flower of folklore and song, with its pleasant aroma enticing all who smell it, it's no wonder it has left its mark on Haven culture as much as it has. Though personally, I've never been too big of a fan of it, but I guess fifty billion people can't be wrong, can they?"-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Ruby Blossom: Overview
The Ruby Blossom is an extremely common species of rosaceae (rose) flowers found all across Haven's temperate forests, plains and grasslands, with a theorized global population of around one trillion individual flowers in the world. Due to their commonality, they have become a very famous piece of Haven's world wide culture, appearing in countless pieces of cultural art and iconography, as well as being one the most purchased living organisms on the planet. They have an average lifespan of around thirty standard years.
Ruby Blossom: Physical
The Ruby Blossom baseline physical appearance is almost an exact duplicate to that of the: "Rose" variety flowers found on numerous other planets such as Aegyn . They are comprised of a singular large stem extending from the ground, with many sharp thorns protruding across it, which are used to deter any small species of fauna that would wish to eat upon it. Located across this stem, many green colored leaves are grow in random patterns, forming thick bushes with other nearby Ruby Blossom stems. At the top of the stem, the main Ruby Blossom flower grows, initially forming as a bud, and as Haven's spring comes into affect, the bud will blossom, forming the piercing red flower. The flower themselves share a universal hue of bright crimson, but as the individual Ruby Blossom flower ages, its color will begin to darken, creating a faded maroon coloring.
The pedals of a Ruby Blossom flower have a velvety and soft texture to them, making the flower feel like well felted cloth. As well, they produce an extremely powerful and perfume-like smell from themselves, which the flower uses to entice pollinating insects to the respective flower. As winter comes about, the Ruby Blossom flower will begin to retract itself back into the stem, forming into a bud once more, and with the eve of spring, the flower will blossom anew.
Ruby Blossom: Usage
Ruby Blossoms are most commonly used as ornamental plants, usually grown in large outdoor gardens, as well as some indoor areas. The aroma produced by the Ruby Blossom flower is the most famed aspect of the flower, with many growing the flower to make their respective residence smell good. As well, many types of perfume often use ground-up Ruby Blossom pedals to replicate their pleasing aroma.
As the smell produced by the Rose Wood Blossom flower's pedals are meant to entice small pollinating insects to them, many of said species feed off of the nectar produced by the flower, pollinating it in the process. Along with insects, several species of herbivore mammals and birds often times feed on the flower itself, as well as the many leaves that grow along its stem.
"The Paro Flower holds a certain special place within my heart, as it was the first gift I would give to my beloved wife, Anora. She would always speak of the glamorous pink colored pedals of the flower, as well as the entrancing scent produced by them, so when I showed her our new pond filled to the brim with Paro Flower pods, she was elated. Never forget the small moments with loved ones, as they are sometimes the greatest memories you may one day have of them."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora Illustrated.
Paro Flower: Overview
The Paro Flower are a common species of aquatic lilium (lily) flower found all across Haven's temperate small fresh water aquatic bodies such as ponds and streams, with a global population theorized to be around two hundred billion individual flowers. As they are quite common, the Paro Flower is a fairly famous flower among the sapient populace of planet Haven, often times being used in effigies, artwork and other pieces of iconography. Typically, a Paro Flower will have an average lifespan of around five standard years, before dissolving into the water they inhabit.
Paro Flower: Physical
The Paro Flower's baseline physical appearance and structure is fairly unique among the species of lilium as they have a very wet and slippery texture to their respective pedals. They grow from a singular seed secreted by a Paro Flower pod at the end of their life cycle, which will then float across the waters it was birthed in until' eventually flowering into a large pod of flowers, with the amount ranging from as little as five, to as many as sixty, with the pattern of which ranging widely as well. Located across the Paro Flower pod, small stems connect the various flowers together, forming them into a single mass of flowers. These stems are very frail, with the slightest of disturbance breaking its structure. However the respective stem that was broken will almost immediately begin to regrow itself as to ensure the the pod remains in tact.
The pedals of the Paro Flower universally take the same hue of pinks, light reds and blues, with no documented variation in color across the entire planet's population of the flower. This uniformity is fairly uncommon among Haven-born flower species as in most cases one will be able to find at least the slightest amount of color variation, but the Paro Flower's coloring will look identical the one-thousandth time one observes the flower. These pedals also produce an enchantingly pleasant aroma to entice various aquatic pollinating insects to them, which they are quite successful at.
Paro Flower: Usage
The Paro Flower is most commonly used by the sapient populace of Haven as a form perfume, as the scent produced by the flower is quite pleasing to most who are fortunate to experience it. Along with perfume, many people who have ponds, fountains or streams on their homestead will use the Paro Flower to accent the respective waters located within them to give off an aesthetically beautiful appearance.
Many species of aquatic insect fauna partake in the nectar produced by the flower to entice them, pollinating the flower by proxy. Along with insects, several species of aquatic bird will eat the flowers pedals, along with certain species of fresh water dwelling fish, which will rise from the depths of the respective pond or stream the Paro Flower is located, then proceed to consume the flower from underneath it.
"The Velooma flower are synonymous with revulsion. Their pungent smell make's one think of rot and death, but despite that, the crimson red hue they all share is very alluring to me. It really goes to show the duality of beauty, as something that may be beautiful on the outside, may be horrid on the inside."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Velooma are an exceptionally rare species of flower native to various regions across planet Haven, though they are known to exist in the largest quantities on the River of Blood on the island of Bloodmoore. They have an estimated population of only around thirty-seven thousand individual flower bushes. They are a unique species of rosaceae (rose) and are the only one's on the planet known to exhibit its respective unique traits.
The Velooma's physical structure and appearance stands out among the countless other species of flower known to inhabit Haven. The Velooma Flower grow in large pods that extend to about four feet in diameter. Within these pods, several individual Velooma pedals grow out from the pods' main structure, which appears red with patches of blue coloring located at the middle and the tops of the flower. They grow in warmer, arid and sandy bodies of land near the banks of water, typically on beaches and the banks of rivers. Typically, a Velooma flower will take around five standard years to fully grow, and will have a lifespan of around forty-nine standard years.
They have a strange liquid and slimy texture to themselves, which was evolved to make it difficult for small insects to land on the flower to feast upon it, making them slip off of the flower. If one attempts to grab a Velooma flower's individual pedals, then it will seemingly melt in one's hand, and begin to drip with red liquid. This liquid produces a pungent odor that smells akin to that of a rotting corpse, which has been developed to dissuade animals in eating the flower, which it is quite effective at, as almost no creature is known to eat Velooma flowers.
Due to both their rarity, and the foul smell they emit, the Velooma flower is almost never used for any ornamental purpose by any of Haven's intelligent populace. Instead, they are often replicated in labs and used in the creation of sprays meant to ward off predators from crops and livestock, which it is fairly successful at, being one of the most effective natural deterrents used.
As previously stated, the Velooma is designed to ward off any herbivore and omnivore fauna that attempts to eat it, however the only exception to the rule comes from the so called: "Velooma Monster," an animal native to Bloodmoore. The Velooma Monster is a large insect that feeds off of the many Velooma flower pedals that are located across the River of Blood, and often times responsible for their continued existence on the island, as it will replant the flower with seeds left over during its consumption, ensuring the continued production of more food.
Widespread Cactaceae Flora
"Ah the Lekiet. By far one of the most painful experiences I've had during my trek across Haven. Oh, I remember it very well. As I was walking across the sandy slops of the Delthathiem Island, the area in which I stood gave way, and I plummeted towards a large Lekiet bush, only to land on said bush and impale countless of its spikes into myself. No one said this job was easy."William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
The Lekiet are a common species of Cactaceae (cactus), with a global population of around three billion, they are most commonly found in the many deserts and badlands across planet Haven, though some are known to grow in more temperate regions. They are one of the most common species of cactus across Haven, being the third overall most populace. Thanks to this, they are a fairly common piece used in various works of cultural art and iconography.
Like most species of cactus, the Lekiet have a long stem extending upwards with several spiked thorns located all across it. The predominant function of thorns, is deterring herbivore fauna in consuming the Lekiet. These thorns are fairly dull when comparing them to other cactus species, requiring one to put a fair amount of force to get them to pierce skin. They grow in large bushes from a singular root embedded deep within the ground, white large individual stems extending for several feet in the rock and sand. They typically grow up to fifteen feet in diameter, though some can grow to the upper twenty's, making large spiked fields all on their own.
Unlike many species of cactus across Haven, the Lekiet lack any form of flower, instead, they reproduce by shooting out seeds at the end of the summer, similar to that of sponges. Due to the dry climate of the area in which they inhabit, they do not require vast amounts of water to survive, and the water they do mange to consume comes from small amounts of it located deep within the rock and sand they grow upon.
Despite the Lekiet's hostile nature towards other living things, they are often times used as both ornamental plants, and functional tools by the Haven populace. As ornamental plants, many will try to keep a large garden of Lekiet in outdoor areas, while as a tool, the Lekiet is grown in an encircling line around produce, creating a defense barrier against herbivore and omnivore fauna that attempt to eat the produce it is protecting. As well, the juice secreted by the Lekiet cactus are often used in various medicines and oils, as they give off a soothing feeling when one puts it against their skin.
Certain species of fauna have evolved specifically to eat various cactus plant, and the Lekiet are no different, often times being consumed by said species. Many species of insect also make their homes in between the various branches of a Lekiet bush, as they are small enough to traverse the spikes without being put in danger. Some species of birds nest on the tops of a Lekiet bush as well, since the spiked plant provides a sense of security to the bird from would be attackers.
Widespread Aquinlumismeridiem Flora
"Viphid. The gorgeous violet light of the deep. When my travels turned towards the deep of Haven's endless oceans, I was amazed to see the numerous clusters of violet light fill my view within the darkened depths. Truly, even in the deepest and darkest depths, Haven's beauty is ever lasting."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
Viphid are a common species of aquatic Aquinlumismeridiem native to many salt water bodies across Haven, though they are most commonly found near the deeper depths of the Geilda Ocean, or clustered around deep hydrothermal vents located within the aforementioned ocean. The Viphid have a theorized global population of around fifty-seven billion. Due to their commonality, the Viphid are a fairly famous species of flora across Haven's various cultures, often times appearing in various works of cultural art and iconography.
The Viphid are among the most common species of Aquinlumismeridiem flora on Haven and as such, they share all of the baseline traits of the phylum. The Viphid consist of a long, stalk of graphite textured hardened AquinluminIfrarqel, which is a chemical compound exclusive to the Aquinlumismeridiem. At the end of this stalk, multiple pieces of hardened AquinluminIfrarqel jut outward in a similar manner to a typical flower species that take the natural bioluminescence the aforementioned compound takes under the cover of darkness. Their physical structure is fairly durable for the respective family they belong to, often times taking great amounts of force to break its structure, as it had to evolve as such to be able to withstand the great amounts of pressure its respective native environment inflicts upon it, usually taking around eight thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight pounds per square inch to break its structure. They also hold one of the longest lifespans of any species of Aquinlumismeridiem, having an average lifespan of around eighty hundred and sixty-seven standard years.
Viphid, unlike some of its contemporaries, does not grow as large cluster. Instead, the Viphid grow as a singular stalk that will begin to shoot out saplings all around itself, causing more singular Viphid stalks to grow, making it appear as if it grew originally as a cluster. The Viphid also use its bioluminescence to entice various deep sea species of Fauna to partake in its blossoming stalks to spread their saplings even farther outwards.
Due to both their commonality, and their extremely durable structure, the Viphid are often times used in the construction of many things such as underwater habitats and colonies, along with some surface structures and colonies as well. Along with being used for particle construction, the Viphid is also often used in many decretive pieces due to the violet light they naturally produce, with many people using the plant to illuminate an aquarium of theirs.
Many aquatic species, such as various deep sea fish consume the illuminating parts of the Viphid as they are designed to be ingested by creatures with the purpose of spreading the respective Viphid's saplings farther then it would otherwise be capable of doing. Along with using the Viphid for sustenance, many predatory aquatic species will use the Aquinlumismeridiem as a way of entrapping prey, patiently waiting for prey animals to be entranced by its violet glow, then strike as their guard is down.
"The Azulithilid are admittedly my favorite species of Aquinlumismeridiem across all of Haven, as their azure-blue glow among the deep dark waters of her endless ocean is my favorite of all colors that the universe has to offer. Whenever I came across one them during my trek across the deep, I took a moment to appreciate the great sapphire glow of their strucutre."-William Tancard's: Haven-Born Flora illustrated.
The Azulithilid are a common species of aquatic Aquinlumismeridiem native to many deep sea locations across Haven's salt water oceans, though they are most commonly found within the southern Geilda Ocean, towards the continent of Vanriel, as they will typically grow in larger number in colder climates. The Azulithilid have a theorized global population of around twenty billion. Serving as one of the most common Aquinlumismeridiem, the Azulithilid is a very famous species of aquatic flora among Haven's sapient populace, being used in the creation of numerous pieces of cultural art and iconography.
The Azulithilid share many of the common traits known to species who fall under the Aquinlumismeridiem phylum, however they have fairly unique configuration in which they grow, forming a strange web-like maze of various stalks made from hardened AquinluminIfrarqel, giving the respective individual Azulithilid a glass-like texture and appearance. And much alike most Aquinlumismeridiem flora species of Haven, the Azulithilid glow in a constant, faint blue colored light through a process of bioluminescence the chemical of AquinuminIfrarqel takes once obscured from natural light. Which the Azulithilid uses to entice deep sea species of fauna to partake in consuming its stalks, which in turn will spread it saplings farther out into the deep then its normal sapling secretion method.
Unlike many Aquinlumismeridiem species that exist in depths as great as the Azulithilid exist within, the aforementioned species are fairly brittle, being able to be broken with very little effort by most aquatic species of fauna. As a result, an Azulithilid will have its stalks constantly broken in half by the slightest of nudges from a creature, and it will begin to regrow itself, only taking a standard hour to regrow completely, this time frame also applies to the saplings of the Azulithilid, as they spring up from a sapling only a standard hour after their creation.
Due to how brittle and weak the Azulithilid's structure is compared to other Aquinlumismeridiem species, the sapient populace of Haven does not often use the Azulithilid in the construction of structures or many objects. The notable exception would be that the Azulithilid is often times used in the creation of various pieces of jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, as the dim azure-blue light produced by them is considered to be very aesthetically appealing by many. The majority of the time however, many of Haven's people use them to illuminate aquariums of theirs, as well as giving other ambient pools of water a deep blue glow.
Along with sapient species preferring other Aquinlumismeridiem species in the creation of protective structures, various species of aquatic fauna usually ignore the Azulithilid, with the exception for sustenance. However, some small species of fish have been known to create small nests within the maze-like layout of its stalks, laying their eggs deep within the sand to further protect them. This may seem foolish, however the blue glow produced by the respective Azulithilid has been shown to divert a would be predator's attention away from the fish and their clutch and will cause them to eat their fill with the aforemetnioned Aquinlumismeridiem instead.