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Yomioang - animal eater
5-6 meters (above ground)
1.5-2.5 meters (widest point)
|Behind the scenes|
The chalice plant (Na'vi name: yomioang meaning "animal eater") is one of three large pitcher-shaped plants known to exist on Pandora and is the largest carnivorous plant known to man. Its single large leaf is modified into a giant pitcher-shaped tube that is supported by small prop roots at the base. The plant has only a small root system and obtains most of its nutrition from digesting small animals rather than from absorption from the soil. Animals are attracted to the plant's nectar and crawl into the tubular plant, where they are unable to exit due to stiff, downward-pointing hairs inside. There they drown in water that collects in the pitcher, and digestive enzymes break down the animal's tissues for absorption by the plant.
- Named for resemblance to Earth's pitcher plant Sarracenia and its rosy color.
- Same genus as direhorse pitcher plant and leaf pitcher.