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a small BULB or tuber which arises on the aerial part of a plant in the axil of a leaf, or in an inflorescence.
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Five bulbs were randomly selected per plot and the following parameters were evaluated after the bulb-curing process: bulb diameter (mm), number of bulbils per bulb, bulbil diameter (mm), bulb mass (g), bulbil mass (g), and total productivity (total bulb weight harvested in g per plot converted to Mg ha-1).
Air potato reproduces vegetatively through the production of aerial tubers, also referred to as bulbils. In Florida, bulbils occur in 2 forms; dark brown with a warty texture, and light tan with a relatively smoother skin (Hammer 1998; Overholt et al.
In the early summer, it produces an aerial inflorescence consisting of flowers (sexual reproduction), bulbils (asexual propagules), or a combination of both.
If allowed to flower, some varieties produce fleshy bulbils (little bulbs) atop the flower stalk.
The sexual method of propagation involves raising plants from spores, whereas the vegetative method involves propagation of specialized vegetative organs, such as bulbils, proliferous frond tip, aerial growths, stolon and tubers, offsets, gemmae, stipules, and root buds.
Above ground, these small bulbs, now called bulbils, appear where leaves meet stems.
Some ferns, such as the soft shield fern polystichum setiferum, occasionally produce bulbils along their central stem.
If you intend to save leek bulbils, cut the heads before there are hard frosts.
They produce seed heads on top of the stalks with bulbils (seeds) that can get up to marble-size.
Garlic is a frost-hardy bulbous perennial erect herb of 30-100 cm in height with narrow flat leaves and bears small white flowers and bulbils [16].