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Pandora World of Avatar Pamphlet
A water lily - Latin inrigo lilliam - (Na'vi name: paysyul) is a lovely, freshwater flower on Pandora. It has such an alluring scent and such a colorful array of petals that it’s a natural attractant for small river fauna. The Na'vi often string their woven nets underneath the flower in shallow waters to easily snare small fish.
Anatomy[edit | edit source]
Large and multi-colored with bisected petals and a distended, vein pod like bulb/stigma. Can be found in standing and running fresh-water locations throughout Pandora.
Ecology[edit | edit source]
This lovely, freshwater flower has such an alluring scent and such a colorful array of petals that it's a natural attractant for small river fauna. The Na'vi often string their woven nets underneath the flower in shallow waters to easily snare small fish.
Ethnobotany[edit | edit source]
After careful study, the Xenobiologists and Ethnobotanists from Earth witnessed the Na'vi using the inrigo lilliam as floating bait stations. Industrious adolescent Na'vi will go down to local lakes, rivers and streams where the inrigo lilliam are found, dive into the waters with their tackle and string woven nets underneath the shallow waters where the flower lie. With patience, these young Na'vi hunters are able to easily snare small fish and shellfish that come to feed off the aquatic root systems of the plant.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Guide to the Flora & Fauna of the Valley of Mo'ara pamphlet
- Pandorapedia from Play Disney - The ACE Guide to Pandora: Valley of Mo'ara Edition