This section lists the flora of Atys as it appears to the laymen homin. Note that many of this 'flora' isn't even really plants, but actually fungi or even immobile animals. But you'd have to dabble in botany a bit before you realise this.
The flora you may run into varies immensely based on the ecosystem of the continent you're in. Only a few plants appear in multiple ecosystems (like the Olansi tree that appears in both desert and lakelands). Thus the flora is classified by ecosystem.
Taller than its cousin of the Lakes, this plant with stem or false-trunk is not a tree. The best botanists believe, in fact, that it is more like a grass.
The foliar crown carried between ten and twenty leaves, sometimes exceeding twenty feet long. The wind of the desert takes away their colour.
A single bud produces all the leaves and flowers. This bud operates continuously: the olansi therefore grows continuously until its death. Although the bud is very well protected, its uniqueness gives the plant a certain fragility, and it is sensitive to the cold. Its presence always signals water in the surroundings.
The olansi produces male and female flowers and therefore can fertilize itself. Its fruit looks like a round nut and contains an edible whitish pulp.
The Fyros extract its oil for multiple uses and employ its shell to craft containers. Its leaves exude a kind of resin and are braided to serve in furniture.Its particular wood has a fibrous grain with two different densities, the hardest part being on the outer perimeter of the trunk.
Like all its cousins it does not produce growth rings as trees do and it therefore shows no knot or other imperfection of any kind. It is used in construction and joinery.
The Great Tree is immortal, and its ashes, once cooled, regain their vitality. From the ashes come flowers and fruits. The flora spreads towards the sky in the hope of reaching other planets.
All the vegetation was born from the hands of the Matis. These agile artists sculpted each of the elegant leaves of Atys. The Goo, or more rarely the original chaos, is responsible for any malformation.
The Seed has many offshoots that form the vegetation of Atys. Plants are not so cooperative with the capricious Kamis, but the Kamis nevertheless use them to generate and then feed their creatures. But the Flora of Atys needs protection. Otherwise the homin civilizations will perish, leaving nothing but the bestial prosperity of the corrupted Goo…