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Episoth
Episoth
Flora Information
Planet

Pandora

Na'vi Name

Pxorna' - exploding seed

Taxonomy

Croquembouche columnare

Height

7.5 to 9 meters

Length

1.5 to 1.8 meters at base

Behind the scenes
First appearance

James Cameron's Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide

The episoth (Na'vi name: pxorna' meaning "exploding seed") is a tree with an advanced dispersal mechanism to spread its seeds near and far. The large spiny fruits grow from flowers all along the branches. When they are ripe they open explosively, flinging seeds in all directions. The seeds are covered in an acidic, mucilaginous substance. After the sticky seeds adhere to whatever they contact, such as trees and other flora, animals or Na'vi; the acidic mucilage begins to dissolve the surface layer. This creates a suitable surface for the seeds to stick to and begin germination.[1]

The Na'vi gather the seeds and collect the mucilage to use as a skin rejuvenation treatment. The seeds are delicious and are used as a high protein source. The mucilage is thought to have potential back on earth as a cosmetic.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. James Cameron's Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide - pg 131
  2. https://www.facebook.com/AvatarMovie.UK/photos/a.359703581593.145910.191638611593/10152788058196594/?type=1&theater
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