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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. [1]

47 relations: Alstroemeria, Asparagus, Aspen, Axillary bud, Bamboo, Boesenbergia rotunda, Botany, Canna (plant), Corm, Cynodon dactylon, Cyperus rotundus, Dendrology, Equisetum, Ethylene, Fern, Galangal, Ginger, Hops, Iris (plant), Jasmonic acid, Johnson grass, Lily of the valley, Mycorrhiza, Nelumbo nucifera, Orchidaceae, Physalis alkekengi, Plant, Plant stem, Potato, Protein, Rhubarb, Root, Shoot, Starch, Stolon, Storage organ, Strawberry, Subterranea (geography), Sympodial, Toxicodendron diversilobum, Tuber, Turmeric, Tussock (grass), Vegetative reproduction, Venus flytrap, Zhe'ergen, Zingiberaceae.


Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae.

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Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus.

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Aspen is a common name for certain tree species; some, but not all, are classified by botanists in the section ''Populus'', of the Populus genus.

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Axillary bud

The axillary bud (or lateral bud) is an embryonic shoot located in the axil of a leaf.

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The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.

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Boesenbergia rotunda

Boesenbergia rotunda, commonly known as Chinese keys, fingerroot, lesser galangal or Chinese ginger, is a medicinal and culinary herb from China and Southeast Asia.

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Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

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Canna (plant)

Canna (or canna lily, although not a true lily) is a genus of 10 species of flowering plants.

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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).

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Cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon, also known as Vilfa stellata, Bermuda grass, Dhoob, dūrvā grass, dubo, dog's tooth grass, Bahama grass, devil's grass, couch grass, Indian doab, arugampul, grama, wiregrass and scutch grass, is a grass that originated in Africa.

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Cyperus rotundus

Cyperus rotundus (coco-grass, Java grass, nut grass, purple nut sedge or purple nutsedge, red nut sedge, Khmer kravanh chrukMARTIN, Robert & POL Chanthy, 2009, Weeds of Upland Cambodia, ACIAR Monagraph 141, Canberra) is a species of sedge (Cyperaceae) native to Africa, southern and central Europe (north to France and Austria), and southern Asia.

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Dendrology (δένδρον, dendron, "tree"; and -λογία, -logia, science of or study of) or xylology (ξύλον, ksulon, "wood") is the science and study of wooded plants (trees, shrubs, and lianas), specifically, their taxonomic classifications.

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Equisetum (horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass) is the only living genus in Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds.

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Ethylene (IUPAC name: ethene) is a hydrocarbon which has the formula or H2C.

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A fern is a member of a group of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.

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Galangal (pronunciation /ˈɡal(ə)ŋɡal/, U.S. /) is a common name for several tropical rhizomatous spices.

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.

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Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavouring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart bitter, zesty, or citric flavours; though they are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine.

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Iris (plant)

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

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Jasmonic acid

Jasmonic acid (JA) is an organic compound found in several plants including jasmine.

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Johnson grass

Johnson grass or Johnsongrass, Sorghum halepense, is a plant in the grass family, Poaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, but grows throughout Europe and the Middle East.

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Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis), sometimes written lily-of-the-valley, is a sweetly scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe.

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A mycorrhiza (from Greek μύκης mýkēs, "fungus", and ῥίζα rhiza, "root"; pl. mycorrhizae, mycorrhiza or mycorrhizas) is a symbiotic association between a fungus and the roots of a vascular host plant.

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Nelumbo nucifera

Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus, is one of two extant species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae.

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The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.

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Physalis alkekengi

Physalis alkekengi (bladder cherry, Chinese lantern, Japanese-lantern, strawberry groundcherry, or winter cherry) is a relative of P. peruviana (Cape gooseberry).

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Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.

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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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The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum.

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Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

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Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae.

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In vascular plants, the root is the organ of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil.

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In botany, shoots consist of stems including their appendages, the leaves and lateral buds, flowering stems and flower buds.

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Starch or amylum is a polymeric carbohydrate consisting of a large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds.

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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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The garden strawberry (or simply strawberry; Fragaria × ananassa) is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries.

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Subterranea (geography)

Subterranea refers to underground structures, both natural (such as caves) and man-made (such as mines).

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In botany, sympodial growth is a specialized lateral growth pattern in which the apical meristem is terminated and growth is continued by one or more lateral meristems, which repeat the process.

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Toxicodendron diversilobum

Toxicodendron diversilobum (syn. Rhus diversiloba), commonly named Pacific poison oak or western poison oak, is a woody vine or shrub in the sumac family, Anacardiaceae.

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

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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial flowering plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.

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Tussock (grass)

Tussock grasses or bunch grasses are a group of grass species in the Poaceae family.

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Vegetative reproduction

Vegetative reproduction (also known as vegetative propagation, vegetative multiplication or vegetative cloning) is any form of asexual reproduction occurring in plants in which a new plant grows from a fragment of the parent plant or grows from a specialized reproductive structure.

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Venus flytrap

The Venus flytrap (also referred to as Venus's flytrap or Venus' flytrap), Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Zhé'ěrgēn (Chinese: 折耳根) is the edible rhizome of Houttuynia cordata (Yuxingcao, 鱼腥草) with a fresh, spicy, peppery flavour that is used in southwestern Chinese cuisine, i.e. that of Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan and western Guangxi.

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Zingiberaceae or the ginger family is a family of flowering plants made up of about 50 genera with a total of about 1600 known species of aromatic perennial herbs with creeping horizontal or tuberous rhizomes distributed throughout tropical Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizome

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