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Mordite Root
Mordite Root
Category Base Building
Type Plantable Seed
Total Value 1 Units.png
Updated NextGen

Mordite Root farming

Mordite Root is a farmable agricultural product.


Mordite Root seeds can be acquired from a hired Farmer, or purchased from the Construction Research Station in the Space Anomaly for 3 Salvaged Data,

Game description[]

An inedible tuber that produces a small yield of Mordite crystals.

A peaceful alternative to the process of harvesting Mordite from the corpses of creatures. Mordite Root must be grown in a Hydroponics Tray.

Approximate growing time: 8 hours


Mordite Root can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.CREATURE.1.png Mordite x40  →  NmsFarming Carrion Root Icon.png Mordite Root

Additional information[]

  • Growing the plant will produce 25 Mordite in roughly 8 hours of real time.
  • When grown, this plant produces a tuber where the Mordite crystals mature.

Release history[]

  • Foundation - Added as a product.
  • Atlas Rises - Renamed from Carrion Root to Mordite Root.
  • NEXT - Blueprint changed, formerly used Thamium9, Carbon and Mordite.
  • NEXT 1.55 - Growing time changed, formerly it was 60 minutes.
  • NEXT 1.58 - Blueprint changed, formerly used Chromatic Metal and Mordite.
  • Beyond - Growing time fixed in the game description. Harvested quantity increased from 25 to 39.
  • ExoMech - Harvested quantity decreased from 39 to 25.


  • The Mordite Root appears to have been based off the real life plant Rafflesia Arnoldii, or Corpse Flower.