Banana – Musa Species Musaceae

Banana – Musa Species Musaceae

Bananas are fast growing, herbaceous plants with a rhizome-like stem and a stalk pseudostem formed by upright concentric layers of leaf sheaths which form the trunk. The true stem starts out as an underground corm which grows upward pushing out through the center of...
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, and Rhizomes

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, and Rhizomes

While bulbs are used interchangeably with corms, tubers and rhizomes, each are botanically different. Here is an illustrated guide on what the differences are between each of these terms. Bulbs Bulbs are a collection of underground leaves. The contain food for the...
Water Chestnuts – Eleocharis Dulcis

Water Chestnuts – Eleocharis Dulcis

The water chestnuts are those slightly sweet and very crunchy additions to many Chinese dishes. While they are native to China, they are also used in other countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, India, and the Philippines. Water chestnuts are not actually a nut. They...