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What is the difference between bulb stem and corm stem?

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04/18/2010

Bulb - a short vertical underground stem with fleshy storage leaves attached, e.g. onion, daffodil, tulip. Bulbs often function in reproduction by splitting to form new bulbs or producing small new bulbs termed bulblets. Bulbs are a combination of stem and leaves so may better be considered as leaves because the leaves make up the greater part.

Corm - a short enlarged underground, storage stem, e.g. taro, crocus, gladiolus.

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