What is a bulb?

Paul T. ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Sun, 06 May 2012 20:56:32 PDT
At 10:08 AM 7/05/2012, you wrote:
>Does anyone know who coined the word geophyte? 
>And if so, how was the word defined then?


A quick search for "origin of the word Geophyte" 
on google came up with this link (amongst many others)....


In the origins bit further down, they say that 
the word is ancient greek, derived from "Geo" 
(Earth) + "Phyte" (plant).... so loosely, 
Earthplant.  This origin is mentioned in various sites under that search.

That a help?


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. 
Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all 
over the world including Aroids, Crocus, 
Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, 
Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name but a few) 
and just about anything else that doesn't move!!  

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