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Synonyms for bulbil

small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers


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Freshly picked young air potato leaves and freshly picked brown bulbils and tan bulbils (4-7 cm in diameter) were collected as needed from healthy air potato plants grown in a greenhouse.
As the average dispersal distance of bulbils is 36 cm (Ronsheim, 1994), each of these plants was considered to be a separate genotype.
Expect bulbils or bulblets to form flowers that look just like their parents in one to three years.
One variety in particular, called polystichum setiferum proliferum, regularly makes these bulbils. If they are separated and potted, they soon grow into plantlets.
Yams belong to the family Dioscoreaceae and are members of the genus Dioscorea, which produce tubers and bulbils that are economically important [3].
These have been thought to be abscission scars of flowers (Rhode 1820), roots (Carruthers 1879), bulbils (Stur 1875), cones (Lindley and Hutton 1833; Thomson 1880) and branches (Watson 1908; Renier 1910; Lindsey 1915; Jonker 1976).
The taxa with petiolulate pinnae, lamina and axis with abundant indument, and bulbils or aerophores in the raquis, were separated from the B.
After growing them on for two years, some walking onion bulbils I had have finally produced full-size bulbs.
Propagation can also be achieved using bulbils produced in the axils of the leaves, although producing bulbs large enough to produce a flower takes longer.
Fortunately, when this plant was prevented from being cross pollinated, bulbils were produced in the flower head and it could be propagated.
Cacodon (Mielichhoferiaceae, Bryophyta) with axillary bulbils in the Iberian Peninsula.
Some bulbs naturally produce bulblets and bulbils, but the numbers of these produced each year may be small or they may require several years to develop.
I've always cosseted this hybrid, its beauty is stunning and I'm pleased to say, so long as you keep them on the move and frequently divide the rice-grain-like immature bulbils, they can be grown outdoors with only additional protection from pounding rain.
On top of this they reproduce by making mini-bulbs (or bulbils if you're a purist).