FREESIAS? -their corms

Peter Taggart
Sun, 03 Jun 2012 10:49:13 PDT
Thank you Tim,
however I do believe very many gardeners are aware that there are
distinctions, though unsure of what they are, and become much more confused
because apparently knowledgeable people confuse the terms. I see this
problem regularly with clients whom I garden for.

Thank you too for the Information on Musa, I shall look for an opportunity
to cut a plant or two open. the species I have handled did not look cormous
on a superficial level.
Peter (UK)

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Tim Chapman <>wrote:

> 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.

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