Definition: Tubers are basically swollen, underground plant parts that store food. There are two types of tubers:
- Root Tuber An enlarged root that stores food for the plant and from which shoots will grow.
- Stem Tuber The enlarged tip of a food storing rhizome or underground stem.
Also Known As: Tubers are sometimes grouped in with flowering bulbs.
Examples:Dahlias and potatoes are good examples of root tubers. Examples of stem tubers are Tuberous begonia and cyclamen.