Meat-Nut Plant Species in Felithera | World Anvil

Meat-Nut Plant

The meaty plant

Written by littletoes101

Now, whoever would have thought that a cat would voluntarily eat anything that wasn't meat? Well... Suseil wrinkled eir nose when ey thought about it a little more. Perhaps all of this might make sense if the nut truly was meat? Maybe it was a new kind of meat! It was at times like this, Suseil was happy to be a genius. And thus, the Meat-Nut Plant was given a name.
— From Chapter ??? of Book 0 - After Man.

Basic Information


The Meat-Nut plant is a giant, leafy plant. The stem is thick and very long, shooting nearly straight up from its roots which bury themselves deep into the soil. Each leaf is approximately the size of a Saber 's paw, and is extremely slippery to the touch. The leaves are quite bitter tasting, though they do have medicinal use as an appetite suppressant and to help expecting parents go into labor when they are overdue (assuming the litter and parent are both healthy). When cut, the plant is said to smell strongly of urine.   The plant only blooms for three months every year, during late Newberry through early to mid-Heatmelt. During this time, it grows dark gold, light pink, or both-colored small flowers. Though able to pollinate itself, it attracts pollinating insects and birds in order to help speed up the process. Afterwards, the plant produces the nuts for which it gets its name: large, round, heavy brown nuts with a strong meaty flavor.

Ecology and Habitats

The Meat-Nut Plant is most commonly found growing near large bodies of fresh water. Any body of fresh water will do, even if it is fast moving.
Scientific Name
Disanthus virgatum
Carnevegeus family
Conservation Status
Because of the commonality of the plant, currently there is no need to conserve it. It is not considered threatened or endangered, and is of least concern to the WFPA.


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2 Jul, 2019 07:52

I love the excerpt about naming the plant, I feel like that gives a great start before you launch into the more explicit information. Other than that, it's a well thought out and succinct article giving just enough information about the plant that I might need to know. Even the scientific name and origin are nice little details that really make this feel like a real plant. I wonder though, how is it harvested? Is it just eaten or does it have other use?

3 Jul, 2019 00:44

The leaves have uses in medicine, and the nuts themselves can be dried/cooked and eaten! There'll be more info about it likely after I get the rest of my SC articles done.

ricky -- 24 years old -- he/him, fae/faer, tiger/tigers pronouns -- current project: novanati rebuilt
2 Jul, 2019 09:01

Really engaging opening quote, this got my attention immediately and hooked me in! Great use of tooltips for the extra info as well! I found the lore really interesting about the medicinal uses, but it got me wondering: would this nut be used in any culinary recipes? Does it retain any of the plant's odour when cut?

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3 Jul, 2019 00:42

Thank you very much! The nut is used in food, and the odor isn't retained after it's been cooked!

ricky -- 24 years old -- he/him, fae/faer, tiger/tigers pronouns -- current project: novanati rebuilt
2 Jul, 2019 09:38

I like how every sense of this plant points it towards being pretty revolting for people: the bitter leaves, the scent of urine, the slippery touch. But, when thinking about it in the mind of a cat, it makes perfect sense why anyone thought to taste it in the first place.

3 Jul, 2019 00:41

Within the context of the story it makes even more sense, considering the cat in question was hungry and had nothing left to turn to.

ricky -- 24 years old -- he/him, fae/faer, tiger/tigers pronouns -- current project: novanati rebuilt