- anthesis – flower fully open
- bulbil – early phase of new bulb development from base of bulb, development of (sometimes numerous) small, non-sprouting offsets
- side bulb – usually few and large often sprout while attached to the parent bulb.
- campanulate – bell shaped
- canaliculate – grooved or channelled along length
- globose – globe like
- offset – later phase o’f bulb development from base of bulb
- ovate – shaped like an egg
- petal – modified leaves which act as protection to reproductive parts of the flower, often brightly coloured
- pedicel – stalk attaching flowers to axis to form a raceme
- raceme – flower cluster (inflorescence) with separate flower heads attached at equal distances along a central axis. The flowers at the base of the stem open first.
- scape – long flower stalk coming directly from a root / bulb
- tunicate – type of bulb with a papery like covering or tunic that protects the scales from drying or mechanical damage
- urceolate – urn shaped