- plant anatomy
- related: rootstock
- exact: rizoma (Spanish)
- exact: 根茎=root stock (Japanese)
- A swollen shoot axis (PO:0025029) that grows horizontally at or below the substrate surface and produces shoots above and roots or rhizoids below. [source: POC:curators]
- In ferns and many monocots, a rhizome is a primary axis (stem), while in other species, it is a branch. Usually produces scale-like leaves.
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