Corm - A short swollen underground stem that serves as an organ of perennation and of vegetative propagation in such genera as Crocus and Gladiolus.
Dioecious - Having the male and female reproductive organs on separate plants (of the same species) rather than different parts of the same plant.
Endemic - Describing a plant species that grows in a specific area and has a restricted distribution.
Geophyte - A plant with its perennating buds situated below ground on a rhizome, tuber, bulb, or corm.
Glabrous - Describing a surface that is devoid of hairs or other projections.
Papilla - A minute projection on the surface of a stigma, petal, or leaf.
Petiole - Is the stalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem.
Rhizome - A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
Tomentum - A covering of closely matted or fine hairs on plant leaves.
Whorl - A ring of parts arising from the same level on an axis.