A rootstock. See Rootstock.
In orchids, a root-bearing stem that usually grows horizontally atop the substrate or potting mix, from which leafy growths such as pseudo bulbs are sent up; sometimes called the rootstock.
Horizontal stem, often subterranean.
an elongated, underground root, which usually grows horizontally
A stem of a plant which grows underground in a horizontal manner producing roots and shoots at the nodes. Once these shoots establish the rhizome may be severed and the new plants will survive. Some rhizomes may also store food for the plant. See also Stolon.
A creeping, ascending, or erect stem of a fern, grass, or sedge; a horizontal underground stem; rootstock.
Fleshy root.ball of plant from which roots and side shoots develop.
a prostrate or underground stem which generally grows horizontally.
brownish, potato-looking, fleshy root.
(n) a root-like plant stem that grows horizontal along or below the ground which sends out roots and shoots.
A rhizome is essentially a stem that is trying to do the work of a root. Early plants did not have specialised roots, but by developing root hairs on their stems, and growing those stems across the floor, they were able to support themselves and absorb water from the soil. Some plants still have rhizomes - ferns, tree ferns, iris and some grasses.
A modified plant stem which grows horizontally, under the surface of the soil. New growth then emerges from different points of the rhizome. Irises and some lawn grasses are rhizome plants.
A thickened stem which grows horizontally below or on the soil surface.
A horizontal under ground stem frequently a storage organ.
Rhizomes are not roots, though they may look like them; they are underground stems. Instead of growing down, like roots generally do, rhizomes grow horizontally. Roots can grow from the rhizome, as can leaves, flowers, and other stems. Quack grass, for examples, spreads quickly using its rhyizomes.
n. (Gr. rhiza, a root) a subterranean horizontal root-like stem sending out leaves and shoots from its upper surface and roots from its lower surface.
Underground plant stem structure; produces aerial shoots and roots at each node; as in bamboo.
a modified, often scaly, underground stem that produces roots and new shoots along its length.
Look up "rhizome" at the ANBG . A horizontal stem, usually on or in the substrate
Gk. rhizoma, mass of roots] In vascular plants, a horizontal stem growing along or below the surface of the soil; may be enlarged for storage or may function in vegetative reproduction.
stems that grow horizontally above or under the ground, also responsible for propagation.
Like a bulb, this provides storage. It is again a modified stem and lies horizontally in the soil producing roots along its length.
Horizontal stems that grow underground. They serve as storage organs and a means of vegetative reproduction.
A stem from which roots and leaves emerge, growing along the surface.
A rhizome is a modified stem that has nodes and internodes that grows at ground level or just below ground level. It is thickened because of food storage. Stems or leaves branch off the rhizome at the nodes. Roots form by adventitious buds along the lower surface. Thus, it acts like a perennial rootstock. A good example is an iris or fern rhizome. DIAGRAM: Psilotum PHOTO
See Rootstock. Ringent. The gaping mouth of a two-lipped corolla.
root stock. Used by post-structural theorists in a philosophical context (see for example, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, "Introduction: Rhizome," A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Brian Massumi, trans., University of Minnesota Press 1987) to describe principles for organizing knowledge, among other things. Without any reference to philosophy, the term was reactivated to describe the ideological superstructure of the New Economy. Under this term, decentralization of social and corporate structures was propagated. In 2010, Bill Gates founded the Deleuze Prize, when he and his company were yet again the defendants in another anti-trust trial.
A plant organ which resembles a horizontal stem from which leaves grow. Anubias and Java Fern are common aquarium plants which grow from a rhizome. It is important that the rhizome lies on top of the substrate and is not buried within it as roots usually are, otherwise it will rot and the plant will die. Jump to: |||||||||||||||||||||||||| Suggest Word(s)
A plant root which runs horizontally under the soil. New leaves or stalks can grow from the joints in these roots. The perennial grasses used in lawns spread by rhizomes.
A horizontal bulb-like stem, at or just below the surface of the ground, where the plant's food is stored.
a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
a construct that has no roots
a creeping stem or runner that extends outward from the main plant underground
a earth stem
a horizontal "creeping" stem on or just above the ground, from which new shoots grow and roots descend
a horizontal plant stem with shoots that grow aboveground and roots growing below
a horizontal, root-like stem that extends underground and sends out shoots to the surface
a mass of roots, a tangle of bulbs and tubers appearing like a clump of squirming worms and constantly changing shape
a modified stem, and the stem tissue itself is the primary storage tissue
a modified stem serving as an organ of vegetativereproduction
a multiplicity, a network of subterranean stems rather than a system of root and branch
a root crop, a prostrate or underground system of stems, roots, and fibers whose fruits are tibers, bulbs, and leaves
a rootlike plant stem that grows under the earth, roughly parallel to the surface of the ground, and sends out at intervals along its length roots reaching downward and vertical stems with leaves and flowers that extend above the earth
a rootlike (though not a root) organism that spreads and grows horizontally (generally underground)
a shoot which grows horizontally underground
a specialized stem structure in which the main stem of the plant grows horizontally at or just below the soil surface
a subterranean plant stem that can give rise to roots and shoots
a swollen stem that usually grows horizontally underground and sends up leaves and flowers at intervals
a thickened stem that grows horizontally, weaving its way along or below the surface of the soil and at intervals sending stems above ground
a value for "underground structure", umbel is a value for inflorescence, but determinate and indeterminate umbels are potential values both for "umbel type" and "inflorescence type", etc
a web-like structure of connected but independent nodes
a woody or fleshy elongated stem that usually grows horizontally below the ground, forming leaves above the ground and roots into the ground
Modified subterranean stem that runs horizontally, usually capable of producing new shoots from bud-nodes. Example: ginger.
Underground stem that grows horizontally.
Underground rootlike stem that produces roots and leafy shoots.
Root structure with underground horizontal stem that have small scaly leaves.
Modified stem which develops horizontally underground.
A thickened stem either on or under the ground that serves as a food-storage organ.
under ground stem which provide means for the spread of some perennial plants. The term root-stock is used in place of rhizome in many instances.
The underground stem of a plant (a root-stem); has both roots and shoots at the nodes.
A horizontal stem at or under the soil surface.
A stem that produces roots and above-ground organs such as stems, pseudobulbs and flowers. In epiphytic orchids it is usually found on the surface; in terrestrial orchids it may be underground.
A horizontal underground stem different from the roots because it has nodes from which new leaves or stems branch. Rhizomes often store food for the plants.
Root-like, horizontal-growing stem growing just below the surface of the soil.
A special underground part of the stem of a plant form which may grow new plants.
A stem growing more or less horizontally near the surface of the soil or gravel and sometimes showing above it.
Rhizome Wurzelstock, m Rizoma A thick horizontal underground stem from which buds and roots develop. Usually persistent from year to year.
A root-bearing stem of sympodial orchids that progressively sends up leafy shoots.
a root-like stem growing under or along the ground that sends out roots from its lower surface and leaves or shoots from its upper surface.
a horizontal or upright stem found underground or growing across the surface of the substrate, modified for reproduction or for food storage. It is particularly apparent in the rapid underground spread of many grasses.
an underground stem which grows horizontally, producing roots and shoots
an underground stem putting out stems above and roots below.
The ferns stem. Maybe erect as in tree ferns, or creeping as in polypodiums.
A horizontal underground stem. [RA
An underground rootlike stem that is able to producing new roots from its base and new leaves or stems from its upper surface.
an underground creeping stem which sends out shoots above the roots below.
an underground stem that bears nodes, buds, or scale-like leaves
A fleshy, elongate, non-erect stem, often, but not always, subterranean. See ferns.
A fleshy stem, usually (but not always) horizontal and underground, that lasts for more than one growing season and is often a storage organ. A rhizome normally produces subterranean feeding roots as well as top growth.
A horizontal underground stem that usually sends out roots and above ground shoots from the nodes.
rhizome a thickened, horizontal underground stem that stores food-producing roots below and leafy shoots above.
In ferns, a horizontal stem with upright leaves containing vascular tissue.
the creeping (often underground) or climbing stem of a fern.
An underground, horizontal plant stem that produces shoots above and roots below, and is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scale-like leaves. Rhizosphere: The soil surrounding and directly influenced by plant roots.
this is root-like underground stem. These store food and have buds from which new culms emerge above ground.
A horizontal underground stem with buds and roots thats usually branched and often appears enlarged by food storage.
An elongated, underground, horizontal stem. See drawing of parts of a grass plant.
( adj. rhizomatous) Any prostrate or subterranean stem.
(rye´ zome) [Gr. rhizoma: mass of roots] • A special underground stem (as opposed to root) that runs horizontally beneath the ground.
A horizontal underground stem that is distinguished from the root by the presence of nodes or scale-like leaves. See line drawing
An underground stem distinguishable from a root by the presence of nodes, buds or scale-like leaves.
a creeping underground stem, usually horizontal, that produces roots and leaves at the nodes
an underground stem, usually growing horizontally. cf. runner, stolon.
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A horizontal, fleshy underground stem or runner. Creeping grasses spread by rhizomes or stolons.
A modified stem that grows below ground, commonly stores food materials, and produces roots, scale leaves, and suckers irregularly along its length and not just at nodes.
A thickened stem with root below and growth above. The area where food energy may be stored, as in bearded iris.
an underground stem, or one that runs on the surface of the ground.
creeping stalk from which stalks and roots grow
An underground stem, which usually runs horizontally in the soil.
A creeping, underground rootlike, often fleshy stem (ex: ginger).
an underground creeping stem, the usual way of propagating Alpinia zerumbet.
An underground portion of a stem, producing shoots on top and roots beneath; different from a root in that it has buds, nodes, and scaly leaves; rootstock.
a horizontal, underground stem system of roots and leafy stems.
An underground, elongated stem (or shoot) with scale leaves and adventitious roots arising from the nodes of existing grass plant.
the living portion of bamboo, the rhizome stores energy & nutrients for the following season's growth and it is the portion of the underground system that must be prevented from spreading where 'unwelcome'
A horizontal underground stem that roots at the nodes.
an underground stem, usually horizontal and rooting at nodes.
a creeping stem, usually below ground, (consisting of a series of nodes and internodes with adventitious roots) from which new aerial shoots arise.
Usually elongate, horizontal underground or subsurface stem, usually rooting at the nodes.
A horizontal, underground stem with modified leaves at the nodes.
An underground rootlike stem bearing both roots and shoots.
a prostrate or subterranean root like stem emiting roots, & leaves at its apex.
An elongated underground stem, usually horizontal, capable of producing new shoots and roots at the node
sometimes called a root a rhizome is actually an underground or under water stem of an herb.
a horizontal stem, often underground, that sends out additional roots and/or shoots
An underground stem, usually horizontal; distinguished from a root by the presence of nodes and internodes.
Underground stem that lasts for more than one season
An underground, horizontal stem that contains buds, nodes and leaves that look like scales.
An underground stem that produces roots and supports above-ground stems
A horizontal, fleshy stem under or on the ground that sends out roots and shoots.
An underground stem or rootstock bearing reduced, scaly leaves.
A root bearing, horizontal stem which progressively sends up leafy shoots. In orchids, a section of growth connecting two pseudobulbs.
lower horizontal stems either prostrate on sediment surface or buried; usually with roots and new shoots at stem nodes and curving upward at the ends
Stem that grows horizontally, in an undetermined shape, from which adventitious roots, leaves and/or branches are formed.
A somewhat elongated, usually horizontal, subterranean plant stem that is often thickened by deposits of reserve food material, produces shoots above and roots below, and is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scale-like leaves ( Merriam-Webster).
Horizontal underground stem e.g. bearded iris
Thick bulb-like underground stem having roots and leaves.
brownish, potato-looking, fleshy portion of the plant that grows at or just below the surface of the soil. The true roots that feed and nourish the plant grow downward from this part.
An underground, root-like stem; underground creeping stem.
An underground stem whose buds can develop into new plants
An underground horizontal stem, found in seagrass, that functions as a reproductive structure. New shoots develop as the rhizome grows.
a (usually) underground stem that is horizontally oriented; rhizomes may appear like roots, but have a definite node and internode architecture
an underground horizontal stem, bearing nodes, buds, and roots
a food-storing branch of the underground system of growth in bamboos from buds of which culms emerge above ground. Popularly known as rootstock, rhizomes are basically of two forms: sympodial (tropical, clumping, Pachimorph) and monopodial (temperate, running, Leptomorph).
An underground stem-like tissue. Examples: irises, Johnson grass, cannas.
A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes (a knot or bulge on the plant root or shoot). Buds that form at the joints produce new shoots and can become new plants; also called rootstalk or rootstock.
a horizontal underground stem that can bear roots and shoots, and which usually persists from season to season. Although root-like in form, rhizomes are not roots.
n. A horizontal underground stem, such as found in many ferns, where only the leaves may stick up into the air; sphenophytes (horsetails and their relatives) spread via rhizomes, but also produce erect stems.
Horizontal underground stem. Commonly refered to as roots because they are underground they act functionally as stems and the true roots emerge from the rhizome.
Underground stem lasting more than one season.
An underground stem; found on perennial plants.
horizontal, typically underground stem, which roots at the nodes, and typically bears terminal shoots: plants which spread by means of rhizomes are described as being rhizomatous
A horizontal stem that grows shallowly underground. At nodes along the rhizome, below-ground roots and above-ground shoots grow into new plants. Examples include strawberries and many types of grasses.
An underground rootlike stem; it usually grows horizontally, is often thickened by deposits of reserve food material, produces shoots above and roots below, and is distinguished from a true root because it possesses buds, nodes, or scalelike leaves.
an underground creeping stem which provides the means of production of some perennial plants.
A somewhat elongated, usually horizontal subterranean plant stem that is often thickened by deposits of reserved food material that produces shoots above and below the roots (bearded iris).
A specialized plant stem. A subterranean horizontal root-like stem sending out leaves and shoots from its upper surface and roots from its lower surface. From the Greek, rhiza ( rhiza), "root."
A rhizome is a thick, horizontal underground stem (not a root) of a plant, that grows close to the ground. Rhizomes have nodes and scale-like leaves; roots form on the lower surface and new shoots can form at nodes. Ferns, mosses, horsetails, ginger, irises, and some grasses have rhizomes.
An underground stem, usually lateral and rooting at the nodes.
Underground stem or root stock. Has nodes, buds and scale-like leaves (which roots do not have).
A rhizome is, in botany, a usually underground, horizontal stem of a plant that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Rhizomes may also be referred to as creeping rootstalks, or rootstocks. A stolon is similar to a rhizome, but exists above ground, sprouting from an existing stem.
The term rhizome has been used by Carl Jung as a metaphor, and by Gilles Deleuze as a concept, and refers to the botanical rhizome.