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corm

(korm) [Gr. kormos, a trimmed tree trunk]
A short, bulb-shaped underground stem of a plant such as the autumn crocus, a source of colchicine.
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corm

a modified underground stem found in some MONOCOTYLEDONS, for example crocus and meadow saffron, that is usually broader than high and contains no fleshy scale leaves (as in the BULB) but rather has its food reserves in the stem. See Fig. 120 .
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New corms are produced on top of the old corm with goodness derived both from the old corm and the leaves, which increase after flowering and contribute nutrients as they die down.
Between row spacing had affected total yield, biomass, bulb yield, neck diameter, cormlet weight, corm ash, total phenol and flavonoids content significantly (Table 2-4).
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