|Origin||No Man's Sky|
|Distinctive Features||Appearance similar to mint toothpaste|
|Skin Color||Bright green|
Spiny Toothpaste (Fabrium esmoleodae) is a species of small, bush-sized, hardy vegetation found to have sprouted up after the end of the glacial age of the planet Zukabergo-Nama Gusuk.
As their name suggests, they look like large rolls of toothpaste being squeezed out of their tubes in a radial symmetry. They are overall varying shades of swirling bright greens. Their many leaf-equivalent structures are cylindrical in shape in order to store as much nutrients as possible in case of a drought or other prolonged harsh conditions. These cylinders end in sharp thorns to protect the nutrient storage sections.
They even have a smell and taste quite similar to mint and locals have begun to use it as a garnish in food preparation or to scrub their teeth for oral hygiene, leading credence to the name. However the plant is, like the rest of life on Zukabergo-Nama Gusuk after the thaw, irradiated and thus unsafe for alien consumption without proper handling and sterilization first.
Although believed to cover a large area of the planetary surface, they have only just begun popping up after the great thaw and thus their exact range is indeterminable. Currently they have been spotted in the Biyfisha Valley, Iauro Valley, Lafvenik Crater, the Plains of Owvela, Sagerdh Lowlands, and Yinfurbing Moor.