cormus


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cormus

(ˈkɔːməs)
n
a corm
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Herba perennis; cormus 1-4 cm longus, 1-2 cm latus; bulbus oblongus 2-2.5 cm longus, 1-1.5 cm latus; folia (5)11-24, linearia, semisucculenta, plerumque falcata 10-20(25) cm longa, 4-7(9) mm lata; inflorescentiae parte fertile 15-30 cm longa, laxa, (4)9-15 floribus; quisque flos 3.5 cm longus; ovario 7 mm longo, 4 mm lato; perianthii tubo 1.5-1.8 cm longo, 4.5 mm diametro, ad apicem ovaru constrictione destituto; segmentis oblongis 7-8 mm longis, 4-5 mm latis, reflexis; capsula 12-17.5 mm longa, 8-13 mm diametro, subglobosa, humero cicatrice manifesta.
It is an indigenous, perennial herb, with a cormus or bulb at some distance below the surface, which is white internally, and fawn-colored externally.