I was just wondering...

dondelduxDecember 6, 2011


Does anyone know why some bulbs set their bulblets along the basal plate starting under the soil(like papilio and many others) and others seem to have the bulblet forming from a bulge out of the entire side of the bulb and the first leaves actually emerge from the bulge which is totally out of the soil. I may not have described it correctly, but I think you know what I mean..just curious.


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It depends on the dominant genes derived from their species ancestry.Some also pop out the side of a bulb and some send out root like runners underground near the top of the soil to plant a new bulb as much as a foot away.There may be other methods in other species but I haven't encountered them.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2011 at 10:21PM
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