Gladiolus flowering

terry frewin
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:12:34 PDT
Oh dear me - confusion reigns again, just when i thought we might have
consensus!  But as you say MIke it could be the difference between dormant
and in growth - the tunic had loosened from the base.  Maybe I'll unearth
it again and check for that type of grooving at the base.  Thank you again
(I think) :-)

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Michael Mace <> wrote:

> You're not making this easier  ;-)

> Corms of watsonius have "teeth" (my term) at the base of the tunic.  You
> can

see it in a couple of the corms in my photos, and it's also shown in the
illustration in Goldblatt & Manning.  The teeth are fairly rigid and kind of
clamp onto the corm.  I don't think I see those teeth in your photo
(although the tunic might look different on a dormant bulb).

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