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Bulbs (Plants) (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Bulbs (Plants)
Used for/see from:
  • Bulb plants
  • Bulbous plants
  • Earlier heading: Bulbs
  • Flower bulbs
  • Flowering bulbs
  • Tuberous-rooted plants
See also:

Dict. of horticulture, 1994 (bulb: a plant that has or develops from bulbs; bulbs: a term commonly used in gardening for a whole category of spring or summer blooming perennial plants that may grow from bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers, and tuberous roots. Examples: daffodil, crocus, summer lily, tulip)

Poincelot, R.P. Sustainable horticulture, 2004: p. 624 (Bulbs. The term bulb, when used in a horticultural sense, does not have the narrow connotation attributed to it by botanists. To the horticulturist the word bulb suggests such plant parts are corms, tubers, and thickened rhizomes, as well as actual bulbs. Most of the plants arising from these structures are simple stemmed perennials. Many are monocots, but not all. For example, dahlias are dicots as are tuberous begonias. Generally, bulbs are divided into two groups, spring and summer bloomers. Most spring flowering bulbs require a cold period and are limited to areas of minimal to extensive frost.)

Google search, Apr. 10, 2007 (bulb plants)

Here are entered works on the category of perennial plants that grow from bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers, or tuberous roots. Works on the anatomical structure of perennial plants consisting of an underground modified stem and modified leaves that contain stored food are entered under Bulbs (Plant anatomy).

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