underground stem


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underground stem

[¦ən·dər¦grau̇nd ′stem]
(botany)
Any of the stems that grow underground and are often mistaken for roots; principal kinds are rhizomes, tubers, corms, bulbs, and rhizomorphic droppers.
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They come from the tropical regions of China and India and grow from an underground stem, or rhizome.
What name is given to the underground stem base of plants such as the crocus and gladiolus?
Ginger is the underground stem or rhizome of a perennial herb, which is used as a spice, preservative, and as a medicine
TURMERIC, like ginger, is a rhizome, or underground stem. It's sold fresh, but the ground form in the spice aisle is more common in America.
The root or underground stem (rhizome) can be consumed fresh, dehydrated, powdered, or pickled.
An aerial stem system of plumular origin and an underground stem system of cotyledonary bud origin have been described, and the root system is completely adventitious and formed by the underground stem axis (Andreata and Menezes, 1999).
A rhizome is an underground stem that penetrates laterally through the soil to spread the plant.
In the same family as turmeric and cardamom, this rhizome (underground stem) of the ginger plant (Zingiber offieinale) may have a yellow, white or reddish flesh under a thick or sometimes thin brown skin, depending on variety and age at harvest.
"Porcupines are fond of tuber crops like potatoes, saffron corms (the swollen underground stem that some plants have to survive harsh conditions like winter snow) cabbages, fruit barks etc.
Rhizome is the underground stem of a plant that grows horizontally, thrusts any barrier and sustains the plant survival.
According to them all adventitious roots originate from the underground stem called rhizophore.
Fufu at Anokye Kron is pounded cassava with plantain or cocoyam, an edible underground stem. It's available as an entree or in the $5 appetizer size - or as a weekend special in the form of Fufu and Goat Soup.

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