The first members of a species domesticated by the affini. Typically taken in secret before contact is made with the rest of the species. Collective noun is “crop”. Considered an almost-revered subset of florets.
The Cotyledon Programs seek to understand each species' unique physiology, psychology, culture, needs, etc; as well as developing appropriate xenodrugs, haustoric implants, and assorted medical technology for them. This sometimes leads to unforeseen issues which necessitate placing cotyledons on Class-O regimens with greater frequency than the general floret population.