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I was just wondering...

Posted by dondeldux 6b (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 6, 11 at 21:39

Hi,

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.

Donna


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RE: I was just wondering...

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.
Del


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