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Base Information
Classification Autotroph
Terrain Exotic (Vacuum)
Locomotion Sessile
Size 12.0 m (Large)
Speed 0.0 kph (Sessile)
Strength Immobile
Social Structure Large groups (Groves)
Weapons None
Armor None
Homeworld Gaad (Dagudashaag 0235)
Multi-world No
Canon No
Extinct Extant
Reference "Library Data: Bolivar." Signal-GK 11 80.

Lattuce is an agricultural foodstuff, believed to be native to Gaad (Dagudashaag 0235). It grows in orbit, in the ring of icy chunks around the world.

Lattuce gets its name from its beautiful radial symmetry. When the plant was first encountered the radial roots of many lattuce plants lay across one another thickly in a lattice formation.

Physiology and ecology[edit]

Lattuce is a root plant which emits from a central seed-pod much like a snowflake. The roots stabilize the plant within the orbit and to search out packets of ice, carbon, and minerals.

Life Cycle and reproduction[edit]

At the tip of every root stem a seed pod grow. When it is fully matured and oriented toward space the pod is ejected to seed a new area of the ring.

Diet and trophics[edit]

Lattuce is a photosynthic autotroph

History and background[edit]

The origins of lattuce are unknown. It is believed to be a genetic manipulation of naturally occurring plant life native to the world below. Although recent work by xeno-geneticists have found similarity to other ecosystems which has led to theories it may be a hybrid instigated during the Rule of Man to provide food sources for future colonies.

The largest lattuce ever found is thought to be over 900 years old and measured 3 kilometers in diameter. It is now under a preservation order.

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

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

References and contributors[edit]

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