Term Information

Accession
PO:0025094
Name
sporangium
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
esporangio (Spanish, exact), moss capsule (exact), sporangia (exact, plural), spore capsule (exact), spore case (exact), 胞子嚢 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
PO:0025232
Definition
A plant organ (PO:0009008) in which plant spores (PO:0025017) are produced. Source: ISBN:0716710072, POC:curators
Comment
In bryophytes, particularly in mosses, a sporangium is referred to as a capsule. In seed plants, a sporangium is located in a sporophyll. In pteridophytes, a sporangium is located on the surface of a sporophyll or fertile leaf or borne on a sporangiophore. May be unicellular in some algae.
Subset
Bryophytes
TraitNet
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Parents of sporangium (PO:0025094)
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sporangium [BFO:0000056 relation] BFO:0000056  sporophyte development stage (PO:0028002)
sporangium [is_a relation] is_a  plant organ (PO:0009008)
Children of sporangium (PO:0025094)
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peristome (PO:0030042) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
spore capsule columella (PO:0025231) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
sporangium wall (PO:0025306) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
spore capsule annulus (PO:0025093) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
sporocyte (PO:0006204) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
spore capsule valve (PO:0025229) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
epiphragm (PO:0030054) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
sporangium base (PO:0030040) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
spore capsule operculum (PO:0030044) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
sporangium theca (PO:0030041) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
sporangium locule (PO:0025265) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
archesporial cell (PO:0030056) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
archesporium (PO:0030074) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
microsporangium (PO:0025202) [is_a relation] is_a  sporangium
megasporangium (PO:0025201) [is_a relation] is_a  sporangium
spore capsule mouth (PO:0030017) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  sporangium
sorus (PO:0025359) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  sporangium
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