Lecture 8 - Specialized stems and roots Part 1

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Unformatted text preview: Specialized Stems and Roots Gloriosa superba Geophytes Herbaceous plants which die back at the end of the growing season and survive as fleshy underground ______________ organs Adaptation to climatic cycles Function Versatility in reproduction Geophytes include: Not all bulbs. Bulbs Corms Stolons Runners Rhizomes Tubers Enlarged hypocotyls Tuberous roots Since 1593- upperclass and royal court luxury Tulip mania (1600 -1637) $50,000 (35x annual income) Rembrandt tulips Semper Augustus Dutch Bulb Industry True Bulbs Mostly monocots ________________ plate (modified stem) Flower primordium Scales (modified ________________) Tulip Amaryllis 1. __________________ - concentric layers of scales- papery covering tunic True Bulbs tulip, daffodil, hyacinth, garlic, onion 2. Non-tunicate - scales are __________ Easter lily True Bulbs...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course HORT 201 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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