Term Information

Accession
PO:0025356
Name
bulb
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
bulbo (Spanish, exact), 球根、鱗茎 (Japanese, exact), bulblet (narrow), diaspore (broad)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A short, enlarged shoot system (PO:0009006) that has as parts a short stem (PO:0009047) in which the shoot internodes (PO:0005005) do not elongate, and one or more buds (PO:0000055) enclosed by fleshy leaves (PO:0009025) or leaf bases (PO:0020040). Source: ISBN:9780881928501
Comment
May serve as a storage and/or perennating organ. Usually underground. A bulb differs from a corm (PO:0025355) by having fleshy leaves or leaf bases. The outer leaves of a bulb are often dry and membranous, rather than fleshy. May bear adventitious roots. Examples include Alium and Tulipa. Not the same structure as a bulbil.
Subset
None
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