What is a succulent - was Schizobasis intricata

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Tue, 19 Aug 2008 21:53:56 PDT
Aren't most bulbs/corms/tubers water (as well a other things) storage organs, and so technically succulent?
 T> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 23:29:01 -0500> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> From: jwaddick@kc.rr.com> Subject: Re: [pbs] Schizobasis intricata> > >What a coincidence, there was a nice Schizobasis intricatus in *our*> >cactus and succulent show this past weekend,> > Dear Roy, and all.> Coincidence indeed. A shared obsession. Please collect a few > seeds for the SeedEx , seedling bulbs or other.> > And my address is always given at the end of my emails (hint).> > A web search indicated 5 species*, but not much detail on > most. Seems like S. intricata is the most commonly seen. Same with > Boweia- a number of species, but B. volubilis the most common.> > I was surprised to see a range of 'bulbous' plants appear in > the succulent sections including Gethyllis, Scilla, Begonia and quite > a few others. Hard to quite make a distinction when cauduciform > plants are grown so that underground parts that are 'normally' hidden > are exposed and appear bulbous.> > Thanks to all. Jim W.> > > * > http://aluka.org/action/showCompilationPage/…> > has pictures of 4 species.> -- > Dr. James W. Waddick> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711> USA> Ph. 816-746-1949> Zone 5 Record low -23F> Summer 100F +> > _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list> pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/

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