Just a few things I worked up on the side this weekend, in the few minutes between this and that.
First: some some Fungoid Creche, the dominant “flora” on Burgess. There are photosynthetic plants here, but they are not as common and are all very small. Most of what corresponds to plantlife on Burgess is fungus, and some of the larger species of parasitic mega-fungi can exist in colony structures several scores of feet high.
These fungoid creches grow into dense, nutrient and mineral-rich structures that are the main source of wealth for the planet’s sparse colonies.
I’m also playing around with crystal fields, which would be another potential source of wealth on the planet, albeit a rarer one. The material is chopped-up golf pencils.