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Parasol plants, meet wind. by Ramul Parasol plants, meet wind. by Ramul
Originally, the parasol plants were designed as photoautotrophs shaped like basidiomycete fruiting bodies, but interestingly, the parasol shape is also the optimal plant shape for maximal sun collection. The reason Earth isn't covered in parasols is wind, as that shape fares poorly against it. Since wind is also a thing in the Amurey world, have some parasol plant designs that are able to withstand it, having adaptions like a more solid body, slit and/or elongate parasols, anchors and folded-up shapes. 
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Celestinavigator Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
I like one in the bottommost right.

Also - can they move their parasols?
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Ramul Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
They are able to move to the same degree as our plants.
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
I like the deviation from typical floral anatomy. Well done!
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Ramul Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
If you like unusual plants, there's more (Not related to the parasol plants or their setting, though): ramul.deviantart.com/art/RPG-l…
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Interesting...
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drivernjax Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
You, sir, have created some interesting organisms.  I usually base mine on known animals and plants.
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Ramul Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I base mine on existing Earth life, too. These are, as mentioned, based on plants and mushrooms.
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drivernjax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Oh, really?  I guess I hadn't read that.  Sorry.  I should say that your creations are significantly more exotic than mine.  The most outrageous creation is one I call the Noorydo.  It has a head that looks like a truncated pyramid, with semi-binocular vision.  It has elephantine legs that end in cloven hooves.  It has three pairs of horns, two pair on top of the head, one facing forward and one facing rearward.  The third pair are on the lower jaw near the mouth and face downward.  I think I'm going to get him commissioned as soon as I get a few others completed.
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Ramul Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
The best way to get more exotic designs is to expand the pool of reference to the less popular lifeforms, especially marine invertebrates, as those cover the vast majority of Earth's animal phyla. Also, non-animals are worth to look into as well.
The Noorydo sounds like a very Whitlatchian design, would be interesting to see it.
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drivernjax Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Whitlatchian?  I'm afraid I don't know that one.  How much do you charge for a commission?  If you don't do commissions, I'll be happy to allow you to draw it from my description.  (I'm not an artist; I have to hire people to draw my characters.)  The only requirement I have is to state that the Noorydo is my own creation.  Just let me know if you're interested.
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Ramul Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
It's a term I use for alien designs as Terryl Whitlatch does them, the kind of stuff you can find in the Star Wars universe. And no, I don't do commissions.
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drivernjax Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Oh, okay.  It's too bad you don't do commissions.  I really like your take on some of the animals you've designed.  I guess I'll have to find someone else who's as detail oriented as you to do my Noorydo. 
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Ramul Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Depending on what you want to focus on in the image, I might be able to suggest some artists who do commissions. Otherwise, there's still the option of a trade or you commissioning an artist for me in return for a Noorydo drawing/painting.
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