what is considered bulbous

JohnRCrellin jrc@crellin.org.uk
Sat, 26 May 2007 10:46:00 PDT
>>What about evergreen bulbs such as Crinum asiaticum which does not undergo
a dormant period, can they be considered geophytes? What about Aloe modesta
which has a swollen underground "bulb" comprising of leaf bases? Is this a
succulent geophyte???

I can assure you all that as a very poor geophyte grower I have often
demonstrated that the evergreens can indeed "survive[s] an unfavourable
period" ! ;-)

Seriously isn't it likely that they evolved that way to keep in reserve
coping with unusual unfavourable conditions ?

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