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 (kôr′məl, kôr-mĕl′)
A small young corm produced by a fully developed corm.

[corm + -el, diminutive suff. (from Latin -ellus).]


(Botany) a new small corm arising from the base of a fully developed one


(ˈkɔr məl, kɔrˈmɛl)

a small new corm that is vegetatively propagated by a fully mature corm.
[1895–1900; corm + -el diminutive suffix, as in carpel, pedicel, etc. (< Latin -ellus; see -elle)]
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Amadumbe 2914, Amadumbe 3053, Amadumbe 43 and Amadumbe 56, established with bigger cormels (20.
0 mL) in combination with NPK (17: 17: 17) produced higher sprouting, plant height, number of leaves per plant, leaf area, spike length, spike diameter, stem length, flower characteristics, vase life, number of cormels plant-1, diameter of cormels and weight of cormels per plant than all other treatments.
Afterwards, they were sown in the field and 80--90 % cormels were found to germinate and among them 20 % exhibited flowering in the first year.
4-6a and b) Corms produce cormels around the new corm every year.
For cocoyam, weight and size of the cormels were 90 to 100% within the categories, but surface damages were present in 24% of the evaluated cormels, from this 7% were severe damages.
Saving and planting the cormels will build up your stock.
At the same time a number of tiny offspring called cormels sprout from the parent corm.
They also produce cormels, or small corms, at the base; you can pick these off and replant them, but they generally won't bloom for the first two years.
The underground cormels provide easily digested starch; and the leaves are nutritious spinach-like vegetable, which give a lot of minerals, vitamins and thiamine [5, 6, 7].
In proper conditions, with no summer water, plants naturalize by seed and cormels (baby corms).