Green leaf transporter

There is not much plantlife inside the Subnet. Whether this is because Submachine can't copy such complex organisms or something else is unknown. Below is a list of the known forms of plantlife inside the subnet.

Seemingly all forms of wooden supporting beams and similar items can be absorbed by Submachine.



Glowing tree

Building material, paper, decoration

A tree is a perennial woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance (i.e. the trunk is thicker than the branches)[1].

In the outside world, trees mostly have green leaves, due to the chlorophyll they have in their chloroplasts; however, all the trees seen inside the Subnet have fluorescent leaves and emit a bright blue light. Whether this is a result of evolution of the trees for being in a relatively dark area or if the subnet interfered directly with their genome to create this mutation is unknown.

There are many types of these trees from conifers to deciduous trees.

Non-flourescent trees also exist in the cog trees, where they are tall and tinged orange, and in the garden where they are tinged purple.



Tobacco stand

Material for cigarettes

Tobacco or Nicotiana tabacum is the key ingredient for making cigarettes. Cigarettes were first seen during in the research base, where they were stomped into a special stand.

Since tobacco plants require light for their growth, and the Subnet has no natural sources of sunlight, it's unlikely that tobacco is cultivated in the Subnet. However, artificial light sources can be used for that purpose.

Tobacco has so far only been seen in the possession of lab members in lab stands in Submachine 4: The Lab and Submachine 10: The Exit.





Grasses can be either low green plants or tall thin plants that efficiently cover areas.

In the subnet, grasses (or more technically; graminoids) are relatively rare. They have only been seen in the ancient ruins and the sanctuary. The short grass in the ancient ruins might have been planted on purpose, as the sky in that area is proven to be mechanical.

The short grass in the sanctuary is sometimes joined by fluorescent long grass, which glows bright blue. Also, this type of grass can be found in the aeolic corridor and the plant research center in Submachine Universe.



Chronon old


In Submachine 6: The Edge, there is dark green moss present in the chronon after time has been shifted.

In Submachine 10: The Exit moss covers the walls of locations including the basement and the captain's ship.

In Submachine: 32 Chambers, the stone walls are covered with a green, moss-like substance. It appears thin to the point of being nearly liquid-like. Judging by its appearance, it might be microscopic algae.



513 pumpkin


Pumpkin or Cucurbita pepo is a type of a round, orange to yellow vegetable grown for food and recreation. Pumpkins have a hard, rigid shell and a stem on the top that feeds them nutrients.

All parts of a pumpkin are edible, which makes them an excellent cultivar and means they can be used for a variety of recipes.

Pumpkins are typically carved into so called Jack O' lanterns to celebrate Halloween, and this usage is exemplified in 513.



Fluorescent mushrooms


Fungi or mushrooms have been seen in the Winter Palace and the South Garden. Most of the actual fungus is usually located underground and only the sporocarp is on the top of the ground. The sporocarp is what is usually called a mushroom.

All the mushrooms seen so far in the Subnet are fluorescent, probably due to their long exposure to the darkness of the net. Many fluorescent species of fungus also exist on Earth, such as Panellus stipticus.

None of the mushrooms seen so far have been on grass or soil and have all had jagged edges on their caps.



291 guns


In Submachine 7: The Core, a type of vine-like plant seems to be covering items such as guns and walls. They are bright blue and glowing. Not much more is known about these plants.

See alsoEdit


  1. Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.