|Cannonball Fruit Tree|
Ecdurus Putamen Pomus
~ 70cm long
|Behind the scenes|
Cannonball fruit tree (Na'vi name: rumaut) is deciduous, fruit-bearing tree in the Valley of Mo'ara. Its fruit has an ombre-coloring of yellow to orange to red to purple and is decidedly one of the most difficult fruits to eat on Pandora. The fruit from this tree is likened to the Terran coconut.
Ecology[edit | edit source]
When fully ripe, the cannonball fruit is a multi-colored pod that has an incredibly thick and tough outer husk. Na'vi harvesters will prepare their party for harvesting the cannonball fruit and begin the arduous task of cracking the outer husk to retrieve the succulent and sweet meat inside.
Ethnobotany[edit | edit source]
The Cannonball tree gets its name from the peculiar way the Na'vi interact with its titular fruit. The most common way of getting to the fruit is to climb to the highest height of the cannonball tree and launch the fruit from the highest branch. With the right velocity, the husk will crack and the Na'vi will be able to insert sharpened branches and crack open the shell to reveal the fruit inside.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Pandorapedia from Play Disney - The ACE Guide to Pandora: Valley of Mo'ara Edition