OriginsIt may have been based on a parasoltree (Firmiana) plant, more specifically the Chinese parasoltree (Firmiana simplex). Its name is a reference to a genus of flowering plants known as Firmiana, also known as parasoltrees, which includes most of its species inhabiting in China.
- Despite being named after the Firmiana tree, it resembles more of the stereotypical cartoon oak tree, drawn with the rectangle for the bark and the circle for the leaves. Real world Firmiana trees are in a strange pine tree-like shape, and have leaves that resemble maple leaves.
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