THE ADLEMIR TREE

APPEARANCE - TERRITORY - USAGES - REPRODUCTION

Adlemir Trees are among the tallest trees in the whole world, mainly common in Southern Santharia at the Sharadon Forest and as far north as the Quallian. If felled Adlemir produce an immense amount of black hardwood timber which can be polished to an intense shine.

The Adlemir Tree
View picture in full size Image description: The Adlemir, the most gigantic tree of the known world. Picture drawn by Wren.

Appearance. These trees are the giants of the Sarvonian continent, and among tallest living things in the known world, reaching further into the skys than most can see. Adlemir have rough, jet black bark, though specimens with variations in bark colour are seen in the northern ranges of the tree. They have narrow needle-like leaves. Return to the top

Territory. Still common in Southern Santharia, though restricted to the forests. They are found as far south as the Sharadon Forest and as far north as the Quallian in the west and the Almatrar in the east. The tallest specimen is situated just outside Thi'eryn in the Quallian forest. Return to the top

Usages. Few and this is why the tree is relatively common. If felled they produce an immense amount of black hardwood timber which can be polished to an intense shine. However, to fell a tree with such an enormous girth, is a task that requires much time, manpower and determination. The husk of the Simn (see below) is thought by several elven tribes to have medicinal properties, though this is unsubstantiated. Though unappertising and digestable only to the most hardened stomach, the simn is, however, eatable and a good source of nutrition.
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Reproduction. Adlemir reproduce via the so-called "Sinm". Sinm contain several hundred tiny seeds. The Sinm itself is a hard casing about the size of a pebble in which the seeds are enclosed, which disconnects from the tree after the seeds are fully developed (usually late in late Chuh'querin). It is made of layers and layers of compressed material that is related to that which makes up human hair (keratin). The simn is brown and rough to the touch, and once disconnected from the tree decompses readily, releasing the seeds to the wind, allowing them to spread far from the mother tree. The Sinm decomposition then improves the soil around the tree's roots.
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