John Bryan
Sat, 03 Sep 2005 09:24:18 PDT
Dear Jim;

There is a difference between a stolon that produces a rhizome, and a
corm. Cheers, John E. Bryan

Jim McKenney wrote:
> Dear John and other interested in this topic:
> With respect to the structure of Eleocharis dulcis, why not compare that of
> Crocosmia? They are very similar. Everyone who knows the difference between
> a bulb and a corm will say that Crocosmia grows from a corm.
> But dig a Crocosmia at this time of year, and what do you see? You see
> rhizomes, very thin rhizomes, at the tips of which are small corms.
> How is that different from what is seen in Eleocharis?
> I've never known anyone to refer to these small developing corms as "rhizome
> tubers", yet they develop in a manner similar to the development of rhizome
> tubers.
> Jim McKenney
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