What is a bulb?

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Mon, 07 May 2012 07:12:51 PDT
Paul wrote: " they say that 
the word is ancient greek, derived from "Geo" 
(Earth) + "Phyte" (plant).... "

Paul, I mean this fondly, not maliciously: no, Paul, that is not a help.

If the Greek word geo means Earth, then wouldn't all plants which grow on the planet Earth be geophytes?

I don't think that's where we want to be with this. 

Also, I don't think the word geophyte is ancient Greek. It's a modern word cobbled together from Greek roots or stems. 

Jim McKenney

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