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a perennial plant that propagates by underground bulbs or tubers or corms

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In some species of geophytes there is a long delay before seed dispersal, and some of the seeds remain in the open capsules until they are dispersed by the rain storms of the following rainy season.
monogyna, Arbutus andrachne, Laurus nobilis, the vines Clematis flammula and Hedera helix, and many geophytes and herbaceous species.
Trees to shrubs or herbs, succulents, or small geophytes (rarely annual), with milky or clear latex.
Percent of area Number of area Life form 61 82 Therophytes 22 31 Hemicryptophytes 6 8 Helophytes 4 5 Geophytes 2 3 Phanerophytes 1.
Coastal residents dug up geophytes and hunted inland game until the moon issued a call to the sea, Marean proposed at the anthropology meeting.
The text covers the full range of geophytes--bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots, and rhizomes--and includes general discussion of geophytes, their care and cultivation, followed by chapters on geophytes for specific environments--temperate woodland, native North American woodland, Mediterranean, Texas, the south and southeastern U.
Gutterman Y (1987) Dynamics of porcupine (Hystrix indica Kerr) diggings: their role in the survival and renewal of geophytes and hemicryptophytes in the Negev Desert highlands.
Four plant growth types occur: tall protea shrubs with large leaves, called proteoids; heathlike shrubs, the ericoids; wiry, reedlike plants, called restioids; and bulbous herbs, or geophytes.
Also present within this zone is a range of other edible plants, including reed-beds of Phragmites australis, of which the rootstock can be eaten, and several geophytes.
In Vitro Storage Organ Formation of Ornamental Geophytes (Glendon D.
The members of this subfamily may be found from deserts to tropical rain forest; and in morphology they vary, from treelike, sometimes massive or often columnar, unbranched plants, to sparsely branched shrubs, to unbranched globose forms, to geophytes.