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  • Appearance: Mammalian; prominent cheek and temple ridges, symbiotic relationship with plants integrated with their bodies
    • Plants known as epiphytes (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
    • Biologically connected via microscopic root tendrils (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
  • Homeworld: Taredin
  • Evolved on oxygen-poor world, leading to formation of symbiotic relationship (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
    • Plants provided direct oxygen, while Mabrae provided heat, warmth (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
  • Symbiosis led to development of advanced bioengineering, cultivation, leading to caste divisions indicated and provided by specific bodily cultivars (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
    • Usage of refined metals limited only to where most applicable; most construction and technology based on plant materials (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
  • Holds a small interstellar nation in the Beta Quadrant approximately three weeks from Federation space (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • Technological notes
    • Not yet capable of warp 5 by 2380 (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)