geophyte


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

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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.
Life cycle, flower initiation, and propagation of the desert geophyte Allium rothii.
monogyna, Arbutus andrachne, Laurus nobilis, the vines Clematis flammula and Hedera helix, and many geophytes and herbaceous species.
No foraging was observed from the open capsules of some geophytes of the Negev when they terminated a dry stem which is longer than a few centimeters (Kamenetsky & Gutterman, 1994).
Then the Hemicryptophytes, helophytes, geophytes Phanerophytes Chamephytes, hydrophyte life forms constitute the next.
Many plants in the Cape Floral Region produce edible geophytes, underground energy-storage organs that swell with carbohydrates at certain times of the year.
Life form analysis of these two sites indicated the presence of therophytes (Th), chamaephytes (Ch), hemicryptophytes (H), geophytes (G) and phenerophytes (Ph).
Semi-desert habitats are scattered with perennial shrubs and geophytes.
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.
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.
Peterken (1985) mentioned this phenomenon in rhizome geophytes in old deciduous woodland.
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.
However, a wide range of plant foods is still present (Mitchell 1993b: table 18) and Arbousset & Daumas (1968: 250) refer to the gathering of geophytes, which are likely to have concentrated in the foothills zone and along dolerite dykes.