Term Information

Accession
PO:0025361
Name
leaf tendril
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
hoja en zarzillo (Spanish, exact), 葉巻きひげ (Japanese, exact), tendril (broad)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A vascular leaf that is slender and coiling and lacks a lamina. Source: ISBN:9780881928501
Comment
Aids plant in climbing. A leaf tendril will usually have a bud or shoot axis in its axil. See also leaflet tendril (PO:0025362), leaf apex tendril (PO:0025363), branch tendril (PO:0025364), stem apex tendril (PO:0025365), leaf rachis tendril (PO:0025366), and prophyll tendril (PO:0025367). Careful observation is required to correctly classify some tendrils.
Subset
None
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leaf tendril [is_a relation] is_a  vascular leaf (PO:0009025)

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