Xylophyta (lit. "Wood Plants") are a clade of Xenophyta that are analogous to trees on Earth.


Xylophytes are roughly equivalent to trees on Earth, although they are notably different in composition and anatomy. Their most notable difference from other Xenophytes is their size: they are several meters high when fully grown, facilitated by rigid support tissues. Their height keeps their meristem out of reach of herbivores, helping to ensure to longevity.

Xylophytes initially spanned TIRA 292b's supercontinent, sustained by the warm wet climate of the planet's early biosphere. These forests would recede following the climate shift around 4220ma, and most Xylophytes in the present day only exist by the coasts or other bodies of freshwater.


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