Almost 3,000 tubers are consumed in the world, in order of importance, with potatoes, cassava, sweet potatoes, yams and taro.
What is a tuber?
The tuber is a fleshy organ born from it swelling of a stem or root, generally underground or on the surface. It contains nutrient reserves such as starch. Its shape is very variable, from a shaft to a carrot or so dahlia to the crepe in the cyclamen, passing the sphere in the potato more or less in a straight or elongated direction, etc.
This body allows:
What are tuber plants?
Tubers are well represented in many plants grown in the garden, both for ornamental purposes and in the vegetable garden! Here is a non-exhaustive list:
What is the difference between tuber and bulb?
Tubercles are often included The “bulb plant” family although in the strict and botanical sense of the term bulb, it comes from the swelling of leaves piled up on a short stem like an onion.