Bulbs. Defn: specialized underground structures with a basal plate bearing a growing point, enclosed by thick, fleshy scales Propagation methods offsets bulblet separation from flowering stems stem cuttings scaling basal cuttage leaf and bulb cuttings micropropagation.
Photo showing various shapes, sizes and colors of tulip flowers (Rix 1981)
Offsets attached to the stem of the flower stalk
Fig. 15-4. The structure of the Easter lily bulb, with parts labelled.
Figure of a hyacinth bulb with bulblets forming after bulb scoring (Clark and Toogood 1990)
Fig. 15-13 and 15-14. Photo and diagrams of gladiolus corms, with parts labelled.