"On distant Generis stands an especially dark, dense, and near impenetrable growth of sallap trees. For many generations it was necessary to travel a long distance around the forest to reach the glorious deep-water lake on the far side. But then a Sith Lord thought to blaze a trail directly through the trees, in the hope of providing a quicker route to the lake."
―Qui-Gon Jinn, to Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

The sallap was a species of tree native to Generis,[1] a planet in the Atrivis sector.[2] Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn once related a parable to his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi of a particularly dense growth of sallap trees growing near a lake on Generis. According to Jinn, for several generations, those that wanted to visit the lake were forced to skirt the large sallap forest, taking a long and circuitous path to the lake. A Sith Lord, however, opted to blaze a path directly through the copse in order to reach the lake by a faster route. Ultimately, his path never reached the lake, as testified by others that tread it after him. Jinn used this story when Kenobi was concerned that he might have been influenced by the dark side of the Force while on a mission to Asmeru.[1]

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Trees on Generis.

James Luceno created the sallap for his novel Cloak of Deception, published by Del Rey in 2001. The Last Command Sourcebook contains the only image of foliage on Generis, which could be sallap trees.

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