what is considered bulbous

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Fri, 25 May 2007 10:05:52 PDT
My 2¢ worth: when I was in High School we learned that all these propagules – bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers and stolons – are modified stems.  Defining a geophyte is much more difficult.  At best we can offer a fuzzy definition: the plant must be a perennial with a dormant period during which most if not all its living substance is kept in an underground storage organ.
I agree with Jim’s discussion, except for his use of the term epiphyte, which usually has a more restricted meaning.

David Ehrlich

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