Tubers, corms and bulbs, oh my!
- Subject: Tubers, corms and bulbs, oh my!
- From: ExoticRainforest <Steve@ExoticRainforest.com>
- Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 03:27:42 -0600
A rhizome is a stem that runs either
along or just beneath the surface of the soil.|
For those that don't have a good grasp on the term stem, a stem is the
base, central axis and main support of a plant normally divided into
nodes and internodes. The nodes often produce a leaf in the axil of
which they produce roots and hold buds which may grow into shoots of
various forms. The stem's roots anchor the plant either to the ground,
a tree or to a rock and may
spread as a repent rhizome meaning it creeps across the soil. The
stem may either grow above ground, underground or partially above the
soil. As Christopher stated the specialized stem forms are called a
corm, tuber or bulb but the only term that is applicable to an aroid is
That info was verified courtesy of Dr. Croat for an article I will have
in the next issue of Aroideana.
E.Vincent Morano wrote:
|All good info! But this begs the question. What then is a
rhizome? it doesnt look like tuber corm nor bulb.
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