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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.

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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It does prefer dry summers, as do most bulbs and corms, but will comfortably settle for soil with excellent drainage.
If you put him next to a heavy person, you wouldn't think here were two obese people, but if you put him next to someone of a regular build, you'd think Corm had to drop a few pounds.
Order corms from suppliers with the highest ratings, because some sell older corms and keep younger ones for themselves.
Effect of type of planting material and population density on corm yield and yield components of taro (Colocasia esculenta L.
Effect of corm size and fifferent doses of phosphorus on the growth, corm and cormel development of gladiolus.
In the gallery's ground floor space, Esanu has arranged an accessible selection of the sort of works for which Corm was known, among them some of his nudes -- daring for 1920s Lebanon -- a selection of beautifully executed charcoal sketches and a number of portraits, one of which is accompanied by two preparatory color studies.
The small offshoots (cormels, the size of garden peas) can be saved and grown on for several years until they reach flowering size, but as the corms are inexpensive, most homeowners expand their glad collection by additional purchases yearly.
In addition, their pollen can fertilize the egg cell of saffron, giving rise to seeds which are viable, germinate and form new corms.
Corm criticizes the consideration of Muslim society in the region as if it were one unified ethnic or national body.
Space the corms at about 10-15cm apart and plant twice as deep as the corm is tall.