rhizome


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rhi·zome

(rī'zōm),
The creeping underground stem of some plants (for example, iris, calamus, and sanguinaria).
[G. rhizōma, mass of roots, fr. rhiza, root, + -oma, mass]

rhizome

an underground plant stem, growing more or less horizontally, that usually has roots on its underside and bears buds.

rhizome

a horizontal underground stem (with leaves and buds) that serves as a storage organ and a means of VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION. Rhizomes are found in flowering plants such as Iris.

rhizome (rīˑ·zōm),

n root system of some perennial plants; consists of roots that grow horizontally; may also bear scales and nodes.

rhizome

an underground plant stem that develops roots and leaves at nodes along its length, e.g. in bracken, Sorghum halepense.
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Hairs on the adaxial surfaces of the rachises and costae clavate, 1-3(-4)-celled, the apical cell often enlarged and apparently glandular; rhizome scales denticulate; perispores with uninterrupted folds and finely echinulate surfaces.
Initial measures of within treatment patch height, patch width, changes in percent cover, species diversity, rhizome length and incidence were compared with those gathered at the end of the experiment (Jul 12, 2012).
calamus rhizome has a long history of usage in many countries: at least 2000 years in China and India.
Prevent the rhizomes from shriveling by moistening as needed.
A single rhizome system may cover hundreds of square feet (Hauke, 1963).
grandiflora can be propagated both by seeds and rhizome cuttings, with the former being reported as the best propagule (Anonymous 2008).
Methanol extracts of rhizomes of the plant reportedly contained six polyoxygenated cyclohexane derivatives identified as (-)-6-acetylzeylenol (I), four acylated derivatives of 1-benzoyloxymethyl-1,6- epoxycyclohexan-2,3,4,5-tetrol (III-VI), a Diels-Alder adduct of 3-benzoyl-1-benzoyloxymethylcyclohexa-4,6dien-2,3-diol (VII), and a triacylated derivative of salicin (IX), in addition to (-)-zeylenol (II), and crotepoxide (VIII).
Ground elder is another invasive nuisance, its underground rhizomes taking hold and often smothering those of neighbouring plants.
Miscanthus rhizome cultivation is a labor-intensive process involving multiple machines and costly manual selection and grading.
Arborescent thought can subsume a rhizome and flatten its cartographic possibilities.
In this study, we focused our efforts on determining the faunal composition specifically from rhizome clumps of A.