bulboid; was RE: [pbs] Re:Doryanthes

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Sun, 19 Jun 2005 08:57:45 PDT
Alberto wrote: " C'mon: You know it is a bulboid PLANT!"

Of course, and it's a great way to describe such things as Sempervivum and
Exheveria in addition to Beschorneria, Doryanthes and the like. 

Actually, Alberto, I misunderstood something in Angelo's post. I misread
Beschorneria for Beaucarnea. And I was thinking that we should we be calling
Beaucarnea a "cormoid" plant rather than a "bulboid" plant because the
primary storage tissue in Beaucarnea is stem tissue (as in corms) rather
than leaf tissue as it is in a bulb.

For those who enjoy these word games, note that Rand in his recent Serapias
posts quoted Warren Stoutamire's use of the term "tuberoid", another
adjective used as a noun. 

Should I ask him:  "tuberoid" what?

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm wondering if this
sort of stuff is what is known as "factoids".  

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