what is a bulb/geophyte

piaba piabinha@yahoo.com
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:07:35 PST
hi mary sue,

i don't want to open up another pandora's box, but...
i can see in the wiki a few genera that ,while
terribly interesting to me, would not fit within the
criteria of bulbs/geophytes.  for example the "woody"
Iridaceae or Vellozia.  

Aponogeton on the other hand are sold as
tubers/rhizomes in the aquaria trade.

tsuh yang

> We saw Aponogeton in South Africa. It is interesting
> to read that you got 
> it to grow in a freshwater aquarium. I was
> fascinated by it. It is 
> apparently both edible and aquatic. If you have
> pictures of it and want to 
> add them, I'd have no objection.
> As you know, this wiki administrator is more
> inclusive than exclusive. If 
> someone can make a case for our including a plant in
> the wiki because it is 
> a bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber, has tuberous roots
> when it is growing, etc., 
> we'd allow it. 
> We already have a few plants pictured on the wiki
> that are sometimes 
> aquatic when in growth.

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