Term Information

Accession
PO:0009100
Name
involucre
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
involucro (Spanish, exact), 総苞 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A collective phyllome structure composed of two or more involucral bracts at the base of a cluster of flowers, as found in Asteraceae or Compositae. Source: POC:curators
Comment
The burs or bristles in Cenchrus and Pennisetum are not involucres because the fused structures are branches and not bracts.
Subset
None
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Parents of involucre (PO:0009100)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
involucre [is_a relation] is_a  collective phyllome structure (PO:0025023)
involucre [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  inflorescence (PO:0009049)
Children of involucre (PO:0009100)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
involucral bract (PO:0009045) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  involucre
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