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Bulbs (Plant anatomy)

LC control 85017839
LC classificationQK646
Topical headingBulbs (Plant anatomy)
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Variant(s)Bulbs (Botany)
See alsoPlant anatomy
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the anatomical structure of perennial plants consisting of an underground modified stem and modified leaves that contain stored food. Works on the category of perennial plants that grow from bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers, or tuberous roots are entered under Bulbs (Plants).
Subject example tracingNote under Bulbs (Plants)
Found inDict. of plant sciences, 1998 (bulb: an underground storage organ, comprising a short, flattened stem with roots on its lower surface, and above it fleshy leaves or leaf bases, surrounded by protective scale leaves. It may provide the means for vegetative reproduction or for the survival of the plant from one season to the next.)
Facts on file dict. of botany, 2002 (bulb: a modified shoot that acts as an organ of perennation and often vegetative reproduction)
Dict. of horticulture, 1994 (bulb: 1) the resting phase of plants such as the onion and tulip, which have membranous or fleshy leaves forming a rounded underground mass, and which can develop into new plants; 2) a plant that has or develops from bulbs)