Cleaning bulbs

Arnold Trachtenberg
Tue, 07 Jul 2009 18:13:57 PDT

I  think the Colchicum forms a new bulb each year next to or below the 
current bulb and the tunic from the previous year's bulb is the only 
remnant of  the reproduction process.

I am of the opinion that if nature didn't want the old tunics there or 
if they were important for some other reason they would be gone.    Take 
for example the Boophone's that build up a many layered covering which 
may play a role in insulating the living tissue from oppressive heat or 
the occasional fire.


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