Most plants on Mi’Zhika have similar “cousin species” on Earth. However, there are a few notable differences between them due to the Age’s climate and soil.

This is not a exhaustive list of all of Mi’Zhika’s flora. It is just a guide to its most notable plants which you, as an explorer, would most likely find during your explorations around the island. Note that some are dangerous and that while others aren’t. The D.R.C is also trying to find ways to have these plants “officially” recognized by scientists worldwide thanks to thorough studies as well as research based on Mihro Rohshee’s notes and Peshinooti documents. This is why the D.R.C has started to list all of these specimens in a special catalogue, under their native, D’ni, Latin and English names.


Cacti:

 

There are four different types of cacti on Mi’Zhika, all of which differ in size and colour. The Cactus Purpura looks like big bulbs (diameter: 10cm) with bright purple flowers. The Cactus Planus is little in size with flat “leaves” and tiny orange flowers.

The Cactus Ruber is similar to the Cactus Purpura, except its flowers vary from pale pink to fushia.

 

Fungi:

 

There are many different types of fungi on Mi’Zhika. The most common ones are the Fungus Septentrionalium (Northern Fungus) and Fungus Flava (Yellow Fungus), which live on rocks by the sea and rotten wood in the marshes, respectively. Several types of mushrooms also grow in the marshes. Few of them are edible.

 

Algae:

 

Mi’Zhika’s algae differ in colour, texture and size. The most common ones are the Alga Ruber and Alga Vidris, though there may have been more in Kanlezhoy, according to some Peshinooti sources.

 

Moss:

 

There are few different types of moss on Mi’Zhika due to its restricted size. The most common type to be found is Muscus Spongia, which grows on trees and rotten wood.

 

Trees:

 

Theyruul: a type of birch common on Mi’Zhika and in Kanlezhoy. It grows up to 30 metres tall, is usually 25 cm wide and is mostly used for its bark.

 

Noomh: a type of palm-tree. It is tall, thin, and looks like a huge fan. It usually grows up to 75 metres and is used for construction.

 

Kiyehl: a type of cedar tree with big, red berries. Contrarily to holly berries, these are edible though very sour. The Peshinooti make very sweet jam out of them as well as a bitter alcoholic brewage known as Shidh’Zhayahl. It usually grows up to 30 metres.

 

Shayfahl: a type of breadfruit tree. Usually 26 metres tall and 6 metres wide, its fruits are highly prized.

 

Kiyahl: a type of pine tree. Usually 30 metres tall.

 

Bushes and Berries:

 

Not all of the berries found on Mi’Zhika are edible! Please keep this in mind before collecting or eating anything (and remember that it is forbidden to pluck, harvest, cut or stomp any plant). The Peshinooti and DRC are already thinking of ways to make the island’s products available to explorers via various pubs in the Cavern. Please do not touch anything in the meantime.

 

Reeds:

 

There are various reeds on Mi’Zhika, two of which are the island’s greatest riches (Nigrum Telae, or black cotton, and Triticum Uvida, or “juicy wheat”).

Most, however, are dry and useless to the community living there, such as the Lana Fictus (fake wool, a reed which sheds some wool-like material during Spring and Fall).

All of them are found in the marshes.

 

Grass:

 

There are at least three different types of grass on Mi’Zhika, plus all sorts of weeds. The most common one, called Arida Gramine Tenui, is found on the island’s plains around the village. The one growing around the marshes is dry, tall, and has long leaves that make it look like tiny reeds.

The third type of grass (Herba Parva) is short, with bright green leaves that are waterlogged. It usually grows on cliffs, near waterfalls, rivers and even the lake’s banks.

 

Dry Plants:

 

Mi’Zhika’s Rosa Immortalis Arenarium is very common on this Age, according to Peshinooti sources. It is in fact related to Earth’s Helichrysum Arenarium and grows all over the northern beaches and in the southern desert’s less rocky areas.

 

 

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