TROPICAL TREES OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

In hot, tropical climates, which are found more in the southern regions of Caelereth, the most beautiful plants can grow. There are varieties of unique types of evergreen trees and a whole list of flowering trees that are stunning and amazing that a tree can be so beautiful. But have a look for yourself!

Overview. The following kinds of tropical trees have been recorded so far in the Compendium:

The Bombox Palm

BOMBOX PALM, THE
The Bombox Palm, a coconut plant, can be found everywhere on the seacoasts of the tropical region. Its leaves, trunk scales, and its remarkable fruit are used commonly among the people of tropics. Bombox Palm is very common on the coasts of southern Sarvonia (in Manthria, Sanguia and southern Enthronia), southern Nybelmar, and the southern islands of the Yamalquain archipelago. Some also grow in northern Doranthakar and southern Denilou - on the coasts of the Burning Sea. Return to the top
 

The Carabery Tree ("Shadow Giant")

CARABERY TREE, THE ("SHADOW GIANT")
The Carabery Tree or "The Shadow Giant" as it is also referred to due to its enormous height is an immense tropical tree, which is known to grow exclusively on wet swamp ground, primarily on Nybelmarian soil like the Forest of Ronoth. The legend tells that the trees grow from the cursed ground brought into existence by the will of the dead and that they hold their memories - the memories of those who once fell victim to the hazards of the forest and never returned to the living. Some compare the Caraberies to sentient tree beings of other continents like the drasil or the pendrowe, though they are in many ways unique and defy such a categorization. Undoubtedly the legends don't lie on their eeriness - they indeed have something dark around about them, which is why many travellers prefer to forgo them. Return to the top

 

The Eyasha's Grace Tree

EYASHA'S GRACE TREE, THE ("HARMONY TREE")
Beautiful, and mysterious, Eyasha's Grace truly is a sight to behold. It is named after the Santharian Goddess of Peace, due to the deep feelings of tranquility, that seem to float in the very air around the tree. Surrounded by the soothing, heavenly perfume of its beautiful white flowers, and heavily shaded by the vast width of the crown, it is a wonderful place for one to rest and gather one's thoughts, though few will get the opportunity to do so. The tree is rare, with only two having ever been found, both of which exist on the island of Aidan in the Scattersand Shoals.

Reaching a height of more than twenty-five peds, and up to ten peds wide at the base of the trunk, Eyasha's Grace is a vast tree. But it's not the size that strikes you, upon seeing it for the first time, as much as the formation of the branches. Rather than growing outwards, like most trees, they grow into a strange oval cage-like structure, as if they are forming around a giant invisible egg, creating a unique and magnificent tree.
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KEELO TREE, THE
The Keelo Tree is a popular addition to most Krean gardens due to the sweet and succulent fruit that it bears. They are, however, native to the rainforests on the peninsula of Shar and are an important part of the ecosystems there. Return to the top

 

KITJURAN, THE ("WAX-HEART TREE")
The Kitjuran, more commonly known as the "Wax-Heart Tree", is a tropical tree located in the rainforests of south-western Nybelmar. It is sought after because of the unique substance found in the centre of the tree. This viscous, dense material (which is neither liquid nor solid), named Kitjuran wax is hardened to make slow burning candles. It isn’t uncommon for aromatic herbs to be added to the Kitjuran wax to make beautifully scented candles, a luxury that is common among the wealthy Krean. Return to the top

 

LIU'LIAN TREE, THE
The Liu’lian Tree is most known for its fruit, with its thick, thorn-covered outer husk and its distinctive odour. For this reason, these fruits are also known as "Reekthorns" or "Foul Melons", sometimes even "King of Fruits" because of its rarity. The Liu’lian entices people with the edible yellow flesh which emits the strong odour, and is regarded either as fragrant and addictive, or overpowering and offensive. This tree is found only in the rainforests of south-western Nybelmar, but the fruit is picked early before ripening and imported over to Sarvonia where it is quite popular. Return to the top
 

PARPALM, THE ("GIVING TREE")
Symbol of the Viaquis people, this useful tropical palm with its nubbly trunk is quite distinctive. The trunk is segmented into a number of toruses so that it resembles a tall stack of plump rings or wheels, while the two-ped long leaves which sprout directly from the top of the trunk are arranged in a striking ‘spray’ or fountain. As its alternate name might suggest, the "Giving Tree" has numerous uses, from water conduits and hats to jewelry and food trenchers. Return to the top
 

PILLAR TREE, THE
The Pillar Tree, known to the elves as Injèr'seliáni (Styrásh lit. "Sun-beckoner"), is a large, rare tree of the northern shores of Nybelmar, only abundant deep within the Phéd'lón woods northeast of Moredein Kaerath. Return to the top

 

WATERFRUIT TREE, THE
The waterfruit tree, sometimes also known in the area of the Oka'Seri of the Ráhaz-Dáth as the Tanglebough because of the dense structure, is a tropical tree of medium height, native to Nybelmar and various tropical regions of Caelereth. It flourishes in wet places in the shadow of higher trees, and has there established a mutually beneficial relationship with various shimmerwing species. In Styrásh the tree is also referred to as "Béjon'már", lit. "Waterblossom". Return to the top

 

WHITE SISTER DESERT PLANT, THE ("GHOST DANCER")
The distinctively shaped White Sister is a beautiful desert plant which deserves her Nybelmarian title of "tree". Her spear-straight trunk reaches almost five peds in height, and her slender, stiff blades appear to be reaching upwards to the drooping ‘head’ of white blossoms that crowns the tree. Useful as a source of plant fibre and of supplementary food, the White Sister prefers hot sun and arid soil. In Sarvonia she is found mostly in the upper parts of the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert, but she is also reported to flourish in the sandy deserts of Aeruillin and the Zhunite areas of Nybelmar. Other names to refer to the White Sister are: Li’accuy, "Speartree", "Ghost Dancer" or Yu-chi. Return to the top

 

WINDSONG, THE
Windsong (HinvwenJual, Ahoo-ohoh-ahoo, Avásh'aleána or Avásh'aleána) is a fascinating giant grass that resembles bamboo, or a giant horsetail fern, but perforated naturally with multiple small holes. The segmented stalks grow as high as several stories, with tiny fingerlet roots sprouting from each segment, which extract nourishment seemingly from the air.

This plant is striking enough to have names in four languages. All the names reflect the property which these growths have of catching wind and resonating it through their stalks, like bamboo pipes. A slight breeze will produce only a faint whispering, while a good stiff wind makes the Windsong grove echo like an entire choir of tenor angels, crooning back and forth in eerie harmony. Travellers enjoy the sound, but people tend not to live too close to large groves.

Certain hermits have developed the art of pruning Windsong so that it is "tuned", snipping the plant into manageable heights and segments, filling some holes with pine resin and encouraging new perforations to open appropriately. The resulting musical effect is stunning, but luckily has not yet become popular in the cities.
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 Date of last edit 4th Fallen Leaf 1671 a.S.

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