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What are Plant Tubers?


Definition: Tubers are basically swollen, underground plant parts that store food. There are two types of tubers:
  1. Root Tuber An enlarged root that stores food for the plant and from which shoots will grow.

  2. Stem Tuber The enlarged tip of a food storing rhizome or underground stem.
Also Known As: Tubers are sometimes grouped in with flowering bulbs.
Dahlias and potatoes are good examples of root tubers. Examples of stem tubers are Tuberous begonia and cyclamen.
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