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 firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm wondering if this sort of stuff is what is known as "factoids".