Define Epigeal and Hypogeal

J.E. Shields
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 09:10:11 PST
There is some question about a complete definition of epigeal and hypogeal.

The definitions in the Glossary at:
I took from Edward McRae's book, "Lilies."  Some folks find them 
incomplete, not applicable to other plant families.    My friend cites a 
textbook that gives cherry as an example of epigeal and peach as an example 
of hypogeal.

Anyone have a good definition for me?


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