Astragen capable of producing pressurized 'pods' (also the seed) of O2 when in contact with oxygen bearing materials and a specific wavelength and intensity of light.

Many different varieties exist, with most models featuring broad 'ground' hugging petals which conjoin at a single 1/2 to 2 meter stalk. This stalk ends in one or more pressurized pods. The 'ripeness' of these pods can be determined with a shake. If the seed inside rattles, the fruit pod is ready for harvest and use. As these are generally designed for various systems' Oort belts, they typically require low light levels but are usually capable of much higher production levels under brighter conditions.
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Text by John B
Initially published on 30 June 2003.