Robert Silverberg's Majipoor: Flora & Fauna

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One of Silverberg's greatest achievements with Majipoor is the wealth of imagination shown in the plants and animals of the planet. Virtually every page of every story set there mentions some exotic life form.


Flora

Domestic

Ghumba
A plant of some kind, the root of which is made into candy.
Glein
Hingamort
A fungoid crop with "yellow fingers."
Lusavender
A crop grown for its seed pods.
Milaile
A crop.
Ricca
A crop of some kind.
Thuyol
A crop.

Wild

Dragon-grass
A kind of seaweed.
Ghazan
A gnarly tree.
Moon-cactus
Grows in a desert of Alhanroel.
Muorna
Leaves provide an ingredient of dream-wine.
Pingla
Seeds used in fortune-telling.
Semotan
A tree with fronds.
Sensitivo
A plant...
Sithereel
Berries provide an ingredient of dream-wine.
Thokka
Edible berries. Waxy pale blue with white highlights.
Thwale
A tree known for its aromatic wood.
Vejloo
Roots provide an ingredient of dream-wine.

Fauna

Aside from the known intelligent species native to Majipoor (the Piurivar, the Sea-dragons and the Forest-Brethren), here are some of the animals mentioned.

Domestic

Bidlak
An animal raised for meat, known for its foul temper.

Wild

Bruul
A small animal used by the Piurivar in a ritual.
Dimilion
A wobbly-legged animal.
Drole
A small mammal.
Gassimaule
A creature of Glayge with a narrow body.
Ghalvar
A game animal.
Hatchet-eels
From Gihorna in southeastern Zimroel.
Hazenmarl
A "silly-looking" bird with long legs.
Kassai
An animal with twitching antennae and eyes like white platters.
Malorn
A ten-legged creature with a baggy oval body, a stinger on its tail, and sharp claws.
Mancaulain
A spiky animal.
Milufta
A carrion-eating bird.
Min-mollitor
A tracker beast.
Mintun
A small mammal.
Mollitor
An armor-plated animal.
Rip-toad
An amphibious creature from Gihorna in southeastern Zimroel, described as "all belly and mouth and saw teeth."
Sigimoin
A small, dainty, tip-toeing animal with a furry tail at either end. Not sure how this works...
Steetmoy
A white-furred creature of the far north.
Stoienzar oyster
Eaten by humans
Vourhain
An animal with sickle tusks and curving claws, known for its tracking ability.
Weyhant
A tracker beast.
Wind-spider
Mentioned in vp.
Zampidoon
An awkward bird with a large beast that was once plentiful.
Zytoon
A tracker beast.

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