Sinningia sp 'Ibitioca'

Photo by Alan Lavergne
Grown by Alan Lavergne

This photo illustrates both the underground tuber (not one that normally grows at the surface) and the extensions of the tuber with both enlarged tuberlets and stems that appear somewhat like scaly rhizomes.  Species such as this (and others like S. tubiflora) appear to have characters of both tuberous and rhizomatous plants.  A photo of this species growing in nature can be seen here.

 

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