Avnira Tree

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Avnira Tree
Base Information
Classification Autotroph
Terrain Forest
Locomotion Sessile
Size Large
Speed 0.0kph (Sessile)
Strength n/a
Social Structure Large groups (groves)
Weapons None
Armor None
Source
Homeworld Arrilla (Massilia 0112)
Multi-world No
Canon No
Extinct Extant
Reference Periodical: MegaTraveller Travellers' Digest No. 11


Avnira Tree (Creature) Synopsis[edit]

The avnira tree originated in the Arrilla (Massilia 0112).

  • It was first transplanted in 689 to Jokkat.
  • Since then it has been gradually spread through the Kenum and Vaait Subsectors in Massilia.
  • The chief reasons for the avnira's popularity are its great beauty and the ease with which it is transported and transplanted.

Physiology & Ecology[edit]

No information yet available.

Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

To transplant a new tree, simply cut a live branch from the tree and freeze it. It will last up to 15 weeks and may be transported anywhere while in this state. To revive and complete the transplant, the branch should be placed in water at around 40C for 12 hours, and then planted no more than 10 centimeters deep. The tree usually takes about 15 standard years to reach a harvestable size, but can have cuttings taken from it after as little as three years.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The avnira has a dark, almost purple, color with a beautiful flame in its grain.

  • When treated with certain varnishes, the first two to three millimeters become translucent to transparent, giving a depth and dimension to its appearance unsurpassed in this area of the Imperium.
  • After the wood has been exposed to a bright light, it continues to glow intensely for about two hours after the original light source is removed.

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

The Travellers' Aid Society (TAS) classifies the avnira tree as non-threatening to most sophonts and makes no special advisory regarding this organism.

However, the TAS also warns against planting avnira tree seedlings or cutting without monitoring as the avnira tree is a hardy and fast-propagating organism, which can quickly overtake, outperform, and outgrow many types of native species. Plant with caution.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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