Then cut off each stalk about two inches from its junction with the corm.
In the "corm" then, it is the disc, and not the scale-leaves, that is the great storehouse of food.
It has acrid properties, but its corm yields a starch which is known by the name of Portland sago or arrowroot.
They tend to rise out of the ground, because the new bulb or corm forms on the top of the old one.
Colchicum, kol′chi-kum, n. a genus of Liliace—the meadow saffron, its corm or seed used for gout and rheumatism.
Corm of a Crocus, the investing sheaths or dead leaf-bases stripped off.
When a corm commences to grow, the reserve material within it is used up for the benefit of the flowers and leaves.
By cutting a "corm" through the centre lengthwise, a great difference, however, will be noticed in the structure.
In the "corm," on the other hand, the "disc" is the all-important feature, and is devoid of any thick scale-leaves upon it.
One ramus (the endopodite) alone developed—the original axis or corm serving as its basal joint with or without gnathobase.