A rounded underground storage organ present in plants such as crocuses, gladioli, and cyclamens, consisting of a swollen stem base covered with scale leaves. Compare with bulb (sense 1), rhizome.
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- Clonal progeny may be produced by stolons, runners, rhizomes, tubers, buds on bulbs, corms and roots, layering of stems, and agamospermous seed.
- Bulbs are geophytes including flower-producing bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes with underground storage systems.
- The primary bulb species used for gardens and landscapes include: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots, rhizomes, and enlarged hypocotyls.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin cormus, from Greek kormos 'trunk stripped of its boughs'.
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