Term Information

Accession
PO:0009038
Name
palea
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
palea (Spanish, exact), palea of lower floret of sessile spikelet of ear (exact), 内頴 (Japanese, exact), palea of ear floret (narrow), palea of lower floret of pedicellate spikelet of ear (narrow), palea of lower floret of pedicellate spikelet of tassel (narrow), palea of lower floret of sessile spikelet of tassel (narrow), palea of tassel floret (narrow), palea of upper floret of pedicellate spikelet of ear (narrow), palea of upper floret of pedicellate spikelet of tassel (narrow), palea of upper floret of sessile spikelet of ear (narrow), palea of upper floret of sessile spikelet of tassel (narrow), pale (broad), paleae (broad), paleas (broad), palet (broad)
Alternate IDs
PO:0006401, PO:0006411, PO:0006399, PO:0006430, PO:0006361, PO:0006429, PO:0006428, PO:0006427, PO:0006359, PO:0006413
Definition
The upper (distal), usually smaller, of the pair of flower bracts (PO:0009034) enclosing a (PO:0009082) spikelet floret. Source: POC:Laurel_Cooper, POC:curators, APweb:Glossary
Comment
A lemma (PO:0009037) and palea (PO:0009038) enclose an individual spikelet floret (PO:0009082). The palea is usually the smaller of the two. Since it is not clear what the lemma and palea correspond to in conventional flowers, no assumptions of homology are made. If you are annotating to this structure for Zea species an annotation can also be made to the more specific floret type, if known. Choose the most specific term possible from: ear floret (PO:0006354), lower floret of pedicellate spikelet of ear (PO:0006353), lower floret of sessile spikelet of ear (PO:0006351), upper floret of pedicellate spikelet of ear (PO:0006350), upper floret of sessile spikelet of ear (PO:0006352), tassel floret (PO:0006310), lower floret of pedicellate spikelet of tassel (PO:0006313), lower floret of sessile spikelet of tassel (PO:0006315), upper floret of pedicellate spikelet of tassel (PO:0006314), upper floret of sessile spikelet of tassel (PO:0006316). Found in Found in Poaceae, Cyperaceae and other Poales.
Subset
reference
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Parents of palea (PO:0009038)
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palea [is_a relation] is_a  flower bract (PO:0009034)
palea [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  spikelet floret (PO:0009082)
Children of palea (PO:0009038)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
caryopsis hull (PO:0006000) [RO:0002202 relation] RO:0002202  palea
palea number (TO:0000209) [RO:0000052 relation] RO:0000052  palea
palea awn (PO:0025350) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  palea
palea apiculus (PO:0006033) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  palea
PO_GIT
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