corm; was RE: Late fall in Maryland
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:21:40 PST
On 14 Dec 2009, at 11:13, J.E. Shields wrote:

> I myself have a hard time distinguishing some tubers from corms.

Just keep in mind that Mother Nature is none too fond of boffins' attempts to 
pigeonhole her children, so she makes sure there are gray areas around 
definitions such as those for tubers and corms.

Many geophytes are straightforwardly categorized as bulb, tuber, corm, or 
rhizome, but you may be sure that there are intermediate, borderline, and non-
conforming species.

Lose no sleep over the matter.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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