The zemliseme split from its ancestor, the gilded gildring. It is now an overall more complex organism than its ancestor, with many specialized tissues, and a completely stable structure. It consists of a "skin" many hundreds of cells thick that forms a ring-shaped, hollow structure around a center, spore producing region. At the base of the skin lies a thick layer of many cells that traps in water between the rock, the skin, and the outside of the organism, as well as producing small roots to anchor the organism and draw up water. The spore producing structure is spongy, producing many spores at the end of summer and the beginning of spring, but also possesing some photosynthesising capabilities. Many of its spores are spread by the water, and the prefferd habitat of the zemlisemes is near the shore line where a wave will occassionally reach, covering the zemlisemes and spreading their spores for a short period of time.