Terminology Test

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Tue, 12 May 2009 20:34:14 PDT
You're right, Dylan, even the experts sometimes don't agree. 

Dylan wrote: " Jim, what you say about these two terms makes sense to me,
but what Igave was from an online dictionary. Even botanical dictionaries
are not consistent-- cf. earlier discussion of "corm"."

I use the meanings given in Stearn's Botanical Latin. 

By the way, I'm not through with "corm" yet - I've just been so busy that I
have not had time to let my thoughts settle into something coherent.

But once again you were right to emphasize the significance of what you call
modularity in the concept of corm (as I recall, when we had this discussion
last year you did the same thing). 

When I said that bulbs contain a corm, what I was trying to say is that in
my point of view the basal plate of bulbs and corms are homologous

Jim McKenney

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