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Fonticulua Digitos

Photosynthetic colony organisms found exclusively on ice worlds, where they have embraced the surrounding frozen material as a form of protection. As the fonticulus develop they melt ice from around them, absorbing the liquid through tiny cellular pores and passing it to the colony's reproductive edge. Here the liquid is excreted and immediately refreezes, creating hard translucent exoskeletons that provide protection for the organisms. Frond structures create a wide flat space that expose internal photosynthetic cells to as much light as possible. Reproduction appears to occur by colony division, most likely when a shard of the structure collapses under it's own weight and the smaller shard creates a new colony.

— In-Game Description

Fonticulua are a species of alien organism found on planets and moons with thin atmospheres across the galaxy. They can be sampled with the Genetic Sampler and scanned with the Short Range Composition Scanner. They have a clonal colony range of 500m.


There are six known types of Fonticulua:

  • Fonticulua Campestris
  • Fonticulua Digitos
  • Fonticulua Fluctus
  • Fonticulua Lapida
  • Fonticulua Segmentatus
  • Fonticulua Upupam


System Planet Coordinates Type Reported By
Kraurno 4 C -38.7777, -14.8083 Campestris CMDR UselessED
Col 285 Sector RU-F c11-7 7 A -8.5571, -91.2203 Campestris CMDR R0ss
Mehuenomici 4 A 7.5763, -171.0261 Campestris CMDR Davi-Oun
Blua Eoq FR-A c15-0 D 5 A 29.0679, -11.3262 Lapida CMDR Methan Disery