Corm of Colchicum autumnale

Corm of Colchicum autumnale in autumn when the plant is in flower.


k, Present corm.

h, h, Brown scales covering it.

w, Its roots.

st, Its withered flowering stem.

k′, Younger corm produced from k.

wh, Roots from k′, which grows at expense of k.

s, s′, s″, Sheathing leaves.

l′, l″, Foliage leaves.

b, b′, Flowers.

k″, Young corm produced from

k′, in autumn, which in succeeding autumn will produce flowers.


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Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition,
Volume 16, Slice 6 "Lightfoot, Joseph" to "Liquidation"
Published in 1910-11 Available from www.gutenberg.org


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