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Bulb: underground structure of certain plants where nutrients are stored; it ensures seasonal regrowth of the aboveground part of the plant.
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bulbil underground stem fleshy leaf root base bud scale leaf

bulbil click to hear : bulbil

A secondary bulb that develops from a bud growing out of the side of the main bulb; it can break away and grow into a new plant.

underground stem click to hear : underground stem

Main part of the bulb extending from the base to the bud and protected by fleshy leaves.

fleshy leaf click to hear : fleshy leaf

Nutrient-rich leaf underneath the scale leaf.

root click to hear : root

Underground structure that anchors the plant to the soil and enables the plant to absorb water and mineral salts.

base click to hear : base

Round part located at the bulb’s base from which the stem, roots and fleshy leaves grow.

bud click to hear : bud

Small plantlike structure constituting a collection of immature organs that will develop once it opens.

scale leaf click to hear : scale leaf

Bulb’s external casing; it is made of layered papery leaves.