Dr. Calida Emberly was a xenobiologist and xenobotanist who lived in the 16th Century PD.
She was the daughter of painter Dacey Emberly, who also worked as her scientific illustrator. The Emberlys joined Dr. Bradford Whittaker's research expedition to the planet Sphinx in the Star Kingdom of Manticore, to study the newly discovered treecat species.
Dr. Emberly had a hawklike profile that made her looks stern, a slender, lithe build, and silvered or platinum blond hair that she wore in a thick, long braid intertwined with a cord. She also had long fingers. (SK2)
Once the treecat got to know her, they named her "Plant Woman". (SK3)