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Modified Structures - 3 Stem Modifications for Nutrient Storage and Propagation Tubers Tubers are fleshy (nutrient-storing) rhizomes that provide for survival during dormant periods. They are generally below ground, and are also capable of propagation in most cases. Tubers are separated by non-fleshy stem sections. Some examples of plants that produce tubers are: Potato (but not the sweet potato, which is a fleshy root) Ginger Some Begonias Some Shoot Modifications for Nutrient Storage and Propagation Corms A corm is a dormant shoot system, with a compact, below ground, fleshy stem,
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Unformatted text preview: surrounded by papery leaves. Corms are typically herbaceous perennials that die back to the underground corm to survive the unfavorable environmental season (i.e., winter). Corms are frequently (and mistakenly) called bulbs. Corms propagate by forming cormlets, which are buds that originate in the axils of the corm’s leaves. Some examples of plants that produce corms are: • Water Chestnut • Gladiolus • Crocus...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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