John Bryan
Tue, 06 Sep 2005 09:07:15 PDT
Dear All

John Lonsdale asked "When does the stolon become a corm?".

Several species of geophytes, including certain species of lilies, will
produce a stolon and at the end of the stolon form a corm, or in the
case of Lilium, form a true bulb. Lilium wardii is an example, another
is L. lankongense which sometime will travel as much as 12 inches by
means of a stolon and then form a bulb. Consequently a bed of this
species will soon double in size. Cheers, John E. Bryan

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