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dahlia root tubers
Swollen underground stems or roots which are organs of perennation and vegetative propagation and contain stored food material. The potato is a stem tuber. It swells at the tip of a slender underground stem (or stolon) and gives rise to a new plant the following year. Dahlia tubers are swollen roots. See also food storage in plants.


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