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Re: Gingers - geophytes?

Ah! I did find that Curcuma,  Kaempferia, and Globba are rhizomes!
Perhaps most gingers are.
However, B&BB say Roscoea is a bulb.


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> At the moment I don't have access to all my books, so maybe you can help. Are 
> gingers geophytes? 
> The family Zingiberaceae, Gingers, include lots of plants that have been 
> mentioned on this list. I've only grown one Curcuma but I've heard some 
> of you mention growing Hedychiums and Zingibers among others in the 
> family. I bought my Curcuma "bulbs" from Odyssey. 
> In looking through Bryan's huge book on Bulbs (covers all geophytes), 
> though, there is no mention of Gingers. I looked a little online and so 
> far the only mention I have found was on Curcuma alismatifolia at Dave's 
> Garden: 
> "[Propagate] By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)" 
> which is a most stupid comment IMO because this particular plant cannot 
> be all of those. However, it does indicate to me that, as I suspected 
> from what I purchased from Odyssey, they are indeed some sort of 
> geophyte - but which kind? I realize that within any one genus in the 
> family some species could be rhizoomes, some bulbs, some fibrous roots, 
> as in the genus, Iris. But so far I have found little info. 
> I can check other books when I get home and I'll check further on the 
> internet, but I thought some of you might also be able to give me a 
> hand. 
> Kitty 
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