FREESIAS? -their corms

Tim Chapman
Sun, 03 Jun 2012 10:23:22 PDT

On Jun 3, 2012, at 10:38 AM, Peter Taggart <> wrote:

> Surely you mean that the minimum order is 50 corms for $34.50
> I have never yet, to my knowlege, seen a Freesia "bulb".
> -no wonder people get confused..... I read on wikipedia that Musa have
> corms, -stated with confidence. Perhaps it is true? but I found the fact
> surprising.

The quote was for "bulbs" because that is how the catalog source listed it. Most of the larger resellers do not cater to the gardeners that know the difference between a bulb and a corm.   These people would be confused with the different distinctions, especially when a genus may contain species with bulbs and others with rhizomes, etc.    

On a side most Musaceae spp have corms with the exception of a few Musa such as M laterita and the relatively new M siamensis, these have rhizomes. 

Tim Chapman

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