Pxorna’lor - beautiful exploding seed
|Behind the scenes|
The sari is considered an early successional plant because it is often the first plant to emerge and grow on newly created soil after a volcanic eruption. Its high body temperature and unique means of dispersing seeds make it well adapted to this habitat. When the flowers in the giant inflorescence have been pollinated and the seeds are ripe, the entire inflorescence explodes open, dispersing seeds in all directions.
Animals and Na'vi have learned to recognize the sounds of this explosion and come to collect seeds to eat. Those that are not collected will germinate and readily grow new plants.
Very tall herbaceous plant with single stem and giant flowering bud at the top. Leaves grow in whorls circling the stem.
Sari is one of the first plants to grow on volcanic ash after an eruption. When mature, the seeds explode out of the bud and rain over the nearby landscape.
- Pandorapedia - Pandargonium cyanellum article