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tropicbreeze
Nov 17, 2011 2:59 PM CST
Plant habit needs another option - tuber. I see some people put in bulb instead of tuber as they see bulb being the only option. Botanically (and visually) there's a big difference between bulb and tuber.
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valleylynn
Nov 17, 2011 3:09 PM CST
I agree
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pardalinum
Nov 17, 2011 3:12 PM CST
Would not corms be considered another plant habit? They are listed under propagation methods but not plant habit...
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plantladylin
Nov 17, 2011 8:08 PM CST
I agree, Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, Rhizomes ... all different.
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 19, 2011 6:04 PM CST
I agree Have had trouble with that myself. Need all of them.

And what does anyone think of nuts? Acorns, nuts. Fruit doesn't really seem appropriate to me for those things.
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tropicbreeze
Nov 19, 2011 7:02 PM CST
That's an interesting one. Nuts are seeds, but not all seeds are nuts. What makes a seed a nut?
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valleylynn
Nov 19, 2011 7:04 PM CST
They are the fruit of that plant.
Nuts or seeds. I'm all ears!
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dave
Nov 19, 2011 7:11 PM CST

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Right, nuts are seeds. A pod containing seeds is a fruit.
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 19, 2011 7:32 PM CST
I know that's correct. It just seems so odd. We always think of them differently.
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tropicbreeze
Nov 19, 2011 7:51 PM CST
"Nut:
1. (Science: botany) A dry one-seeded fruit which is indehiscent (i.e., it does not split open along a definite seam at maturity). Among the true nuts are the acorn, chestnut, hazelnut, beech, filbert, etc). Others that are not botanically true nuts are the peanut, cashew, coconut, litchi, pistachio, almond and the walnut."

That's as defined by Biology Online (http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Nut)

Interesting that walnuts, almonds, and even coconuts aren't nuts. Confused
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dave
Nov 19, 2011 7:59 PM CST

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I stand corrected. Smiling Still, I don't know how pedantic we really need to be here. I guess it can be up to the submitter of the photo to choose which gallery it goes in.
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valleylynn
Nov 19, 2011 8:04 PM CST
That is odd for sure. Blinking
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JRsbugs
Nov 19, 2011 8:06 PM CST
A dry one-seeded fruit


Surely the nut is the seed within the 'fruit'? The fruit being the casing I imagine, but the description does say "one-seeded". That's not strictly true as chestnuts sometimes have more than one 'seed' within one casing, so do hazelnuts.

(edited to add 'one' in front of seed!)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 19, 2011 9:02 PM CST
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