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A corm, bulbo-tuber, or bulbotuber is a short, vertical, swollen underground plant stem that serves as a storage organ used by some plants to survive winter or other adverse conditions such as summer drought and heat (perennation). [1]

56 relations: Alismataceae, Alocasia macrorrhizos, Araceae, Arisaema, Asparagaceae, Asteraceae, Banana, Bessera, Blesmol, Bract, Brodiaea, Bulb, Colchicaceae, Colchicum, Colocasia esculenta, Crocosmia, Crocus, Cyperaceae, Cyrtosperma merkusii, Dichelostemma, Dierama, Eleocharis dulcis, Ensete, Freesia, Gladiolus, Gopher, Inflorescence, Iridaceae, Iris (plant), Lapeirousia, Liatris, List of root vegetables, Milla, Moraea, Musa (genus), Musaceae, Parenchyma, Penguin Random House, Perennation, Petiole (botany), Plant development, Plant stem, Pulaka, Rhizome, Romulea, Saffron, Sagittaria, Stolon, Storage organ, Tecophilaea, ..., Tuber, Tunica (biology), UWA Publishing, Watsonia (plant), Watsonia meriana, Xanthosoma. Expand index (6 more) »


The water-plantains (Alismataceae) are a family of flowering plants, comprising 11 genera and between 85 and 95 species.

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Alocasia macrorrhizos

Alocasia macrorrhizos is a species of flowering plant in the arum family, Araceae, that it is native to rainforests from Malaysia to Queensland and has long been cultivated on many Pacific islands and elsewhere in the tropics.

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The Araceae are a family of monocotyledonous flowering plants in which flowers are borne on a type of inflorescence called a spadix.

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Arisaema is a large and diverse genus of the flowering plant family Araceae.

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Asparagaceae is a family of flowering plants, placed in the order Asparagales of the monocots.

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Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, composite,Great Basin Wildflowers, Laird R. Blackwell, 2006, p. 275 or sunflower family) is a very large and widespread family of flowering plants (Angiospermae).

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A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.

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Bessera is a genus of Mexican plants in the cluster lily subfamily within the asparagus family.

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The blesmols, also known as mole-rats, or African mole-rats, are burrowing rodents of the family Bathyergidae.

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In botany, a bract is a modified or specialized leaf, especially one associated with a reproductive structure such as a flower, inflorescence axis or cone scale.

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Brodiaea, also known by the common name cluster-lilies, is a monocot genus of flowering plants in the family, in the Asparagales order.

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In botany, a bulb is structurally a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases that function as food storage organs during dormancy.

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Colchicaceae is a family of flowering plants that includes 15 genera with a total of about 285 known species according to Christenhusz and Byng in 2016.

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Colchicum is a genus of perennial flowering plants containing around 160 species which grow from bulb-like corms.

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Colocasia esculenta

Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro.

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Crocosmia (J. E. Planchon, 1851) (montbretia) is a small genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae.

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Crocus (English plural: crocuses or croci) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms.

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The Cyperaceae are a family of monocotyledonous graminoid flowering plants known as sedges, which superficially resemble grasses and rushes.

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Cyrtosperma merkusii

Cyrtosperma merkusii or giant swamp taro, is a crop grown throughout Oceania and into South and Southeast Asia.

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Dichelostemma is a genus of North American plants closely related to the genus Brodiaea and sometimes regarded as part of that group.

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Dierama, is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae.

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Eleocharis dulcis

Eleocharis dulcis, the Chinese water chestnut or water chestnut, is a grass-like sedge native to Asia (China, Japan, India, Philippines, etc.), Australia, tropical Africa, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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Ensete is a genus of monocarpic flowering plants native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

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Freesia is a genus of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1866 by Chr.

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Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).

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Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae.

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An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.

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Iridaceae is a family of plants in order Asparagales, taking its name from the irises, meaning rainbow, referring to its many colours.

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Iris (plant)

Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers.

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Lapeirousia is a genus in the plant family Iridaceae.

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Liatris is a genus of flowering plants in the boneset tribe within the sunflower family native to North America (Canada, United States, Mexico and the Bahamas).

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List of root vegetables

Root vegetables are plant roots and tubers eaten by humans as food.

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Milla, the Mexican star, is a genus of monocotyledonous plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae.

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Moraea, the Cape tulips, is a genus of plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1758.

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Musa (genus)

Musa is one of two or three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains.

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Musaceae is a family of flowering plants composed of three genera with ca 91 known species, placed in the order Zingiberales.

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Parenchyma is the bulk of a substance.

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Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House (PRH) is an American multinational publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House (owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) and Penguin Group (owned by British publishing company Pearson PLC).

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In botany, perennation is the ability of organisms, particularly plants, to survive from one germinating season to another, especially under unfavourable conditions such as drought or winter.

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Petiole (botany)

In botany, the petiole is the stalk that attaches the leaf blade to the stem.

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Plant development

Plants produce new tissues and structures throughout their life from meristems located at the tips of organs, or between mature tissues.

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Plant stem

A stem is one of two main structural axes of a vascular plant, the other being the root.

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Pulaka, Cyrtosperma merkusii, or swamp taro, is a crop grown in Tuvalu and an important source of carbohydrates for the area's inhabitants.

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In botany and dendrology, a rhizome (from script "mass of roots", from rhizóō "cause to strike root") is a modified subterranean stem of a plant that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.

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Romulea is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family, first described as a genus in 1772.

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Saffron (pronounced or) is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus".

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Sagittaria is a genus of about 30, Flora of North America species of aquatic plants whose members go by a variety of common names, including arrowhead, duck potato, katniss, Omodaka (沢瀉 in Japanese), swamp potato, tule potato, and wapato (or wapatoo).

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In biology, stolons (from Latin stolō "branch"), also known as runners, are horizontal connections between organisms.

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Storage organ

A storage organ is a part of a plant specifically modified for storage of energy (generally in the form of carbohydrates) or water.

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Tecophilaea is a genus of cormous plants in the family Tecophilaeaceae.

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Tubers are enlarged structures in some plant species used as storage organs for nutrients.

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Tunica (biology)

In biology, a tunica (plural tunicae) is a layer, coat, sheath, or similar covering.

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UWA Publishing

UWA Publishing, formerly known as the University of Western Australia Press, is a Western Australian publisher established in 1935.

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Watsonia (plant)

Watsonia (bugle lily) is a genus of plants in the iris family, subfamily Crocoideae.

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Watsonia meriana

Watsonia meriana is a species of flowering plant in the iris family (Iridaceae) known by the common name bulbil bugle-lily.

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Xanthosoma is a genus of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae.

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