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of or treating the most basic aspects

arising from or going to the root or source

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especially of leaves

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serving as or forming a base

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of primary importance

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You will find them underneath the basal plate of the bulb, and they can be detached and sown into a decent compost, such as John Innes No.
An increase in oxygen at the basal plate (where the roots emerge) causes early root growth and can lead to rot if cloves are not in the ground.
I accidentally dug up some bulbs of 'Tete-a-tete' the other day when weeding and fat white roots were already appearing from the basal plate.
Using a spading fork, carefully dig up and separate clumps into individual bulbs; each new bulb should include a piece of basal plate - the area from which new roots grow.
2010); thumbtack prickle, a tiny ossicle with a sharp spinule on a circular basal plate (termed 'skin spinules' by Chernova 2008; interpreted as 'isolated ctenii' by Jackson 2004); tubercle, a general term for a small to medium-sized, usually convex platelet.
Triglopsis); spiny tubercle, a tubercle with a few long spines emerging from a basal plate (Myoxocephalus); swivel-joint platelets, the paired perichondral ossifications of the ovoid or ballshaped distal radials (pterygiophores) located between the proximal ends of the paired hemitrichs of the dorsal and anal fins (Triglopsis, Myoxocephalus, Taurulus); tubercle, a general term for a small to medium-sized, usually convex platelet, such as those in the skin of many cottoids.
Autapomorphies for the genus Pectinimura include the second segment of labial palpus thickened with rough scales or a long scale-tuft dorsally, and the male genitalia with deeply emarginate basal plate of uncus medially dividing into two lateral lobes caudally and the valva with a specialized comb-like plate medially.
A small plate (or tessera) which we interpret as an orbital plate (tessera) has one, 1 mm long, rather wide arcuate crenulate dentine ridge on the porous basal plate (Fig.
Corpus bursae elliptical with four short, dentiform signa with sparsely spinulate, oval basal plates.
To ensure the next generation of leeks, she has endowed the plants with the ability to reproduce from the bulbs' basal plates, from offsets, and from tiny bulblets generated by blossoms and seed clusters as shown here.