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Surata IV

Surata IV from orbit

Type: Planet
Native Species: Predatory Vines
Location: Surata system

Riker, injured in the alien swamp

Surata IV was the fourth planet in the Surata planetary system. The atmosphere was capable of supporting humanoid lifeforms.

In 2365, the USS Enterprise-D visited here, where William T. Riker was stung by a thorn teeming with Surata IV microbes which attacked his central nervous system. The vine was predatory, as it deliberately stabbed any warm-blooded creature that happened by it. The plant then absorbed the nutrients from the decaying victim in order to grow and propagate. (TNG: "Shades of Gray")

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