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  • n. Plural form of bulbil.


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  • In a few species, eg D. bulbifera (Opsophyton), the bulbils are the main storage organs.

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  • Little aerial tubers, called bulbils, are to be seen in the axils of the leaves.

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  • In certain species small tubers called bulbils are found in the axils of the leaves

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  • Ubi (Dioscorea alata L.) or yam is a vine which produces both aerial tubers called bulbils and underground tubers or roots.

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  • Next summer, go back to that lot with the tiger lilies and grab the little black bulbils which can be found at the joint of the leaf and stalk and plant them right away.

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  • They grow rampant when those little bulbils fall on good soil.

    The Lily Post « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • Some lilies produce bulbils that grow along the stems at the leaf axil.

    How To-Lily Bulblets « Fairegarden

  • I knew about bulbils, but have never really noticed the babies you mention.

    How To-Lily Bulblets « Fairegarden

  • Babbington leeks and what I think are called Egyptian onions but are known as walking onions in our house because they form a group of bulbils on top of a stalk which flops over and grows another clump nearby.


  • We were thrilled to have them and learned they would grow easily from the little bulbils that grow where the leaves meet the stem.

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