Maiden’s HairChlorodesmis fastigiata
• Chlorodesmis fastigiata is an ALGAE and PLANKTON SPECIES.
• It is also OPPORTUNISTIC and may be played on top of other PLANKTON cards (discard other PLANKTON card)
Graphic by Nadir Balansci-ence.org
Photo by eol.orgeol.org
In taxonomy, Chlorodesmis is a genus of algae, specifically of the Udoteaceae. Algae in this genus produce the toxic diterpene chlorodesmin to defend themselves against generalist herbivores (From Wikipedia, May 31st, 2012) read more
Caulerpa peltataCaulerpa peltata
• Caulerpa peltata has a SPREAD of 1/2 (1 per 2 turns).
Graphic by Ernst Haeckelcommons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Kunstformen_der_Natur
Photo by Vishal Bhavevishalbhave.blogspot.com/
Where seen? This green seaweed with small fleshy ‘umbrellas’ is commonly seen on some of our (Singapore, re: “warm”) shores, growing on coral rubble near reefs. Features: The seaweed has structures that look like fleshy umbrellas; with a thick circular portion (about 1-1.5cm across) on a little stalk. These little umbrellas emerge along the length […] read more