Alien Species

Gourd Trees, a.k.a. Steeple Gourds, are plants native to Darwin IV. They are 150 ft. tall plants supported by stilt roots. Gourd trees are either hollow or spongy inside. They have to be for the stilt roots to support them.


  • In Alien Planet they're encountered by the probes Leo and Ike comprised their landing site.
  • In the book Expedition they are called "Steeple Gourds".