The Miku

Miku plant and Detail of Bulbous Tip

Miku plant and Detail of Bulbous Tip

Miku

(Missum Dapsilis)

This small epiphyte is the most adaptable plant species in Yabun Forest. Miku can grow on virtually any surface, as they do not need a root system to absorb water and nutrients. Instead, the “roots” are used as an anchor, quickly growing and attaching the plant to the area. The Miku has a unique ability to absorb nutrients and water directly through it’s surface, thus making it ideal for such a moist forest. It is aided by the tiny hairs on its exterior to trap moisture. They need little sunlight and are able to grow in some of the darkest places in Yabun Forest. It’s small bulbous tip releases thousands of tiny spores into the air, making this plant an abundant breeder. Mikus can be toxic to some animals and have been known to smother other plants by growing in vast colonies.

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4 Responses to The Miku

  1. Mary Ferris says:

    You are inspiring me in a big way!!

    I am a friend of Linnea and Gary Lion. Linnea raved about your work, and suggested I check out your site. I am so glad I did. Linnea and I studied Illustration at the AAU in SF.

    ;-)

  2. Kelsey says:

    I love how friendly it looks! Very nice :)

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