Musa corms

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 06:33:22 PDT

You wrote:

"So yes it is valid to call them both corms but no they aren't the same

It is only "valid" in the sense that different taxonomic researchers may
apply the term to structures that are not homologous, and that editors
allow preferences. The same is true in Araceae, where one researcher may
refer to the rootstock of Amorphophallus as a tuber, while another calls it
a corm. With such allowances for inconsistency, growers and botanists alike
are unable to achieve a precise, common understanding of basic terms and
communication suffers at all levels.


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