Term Information

Accession
PO:0004542
Name
rhizome
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
rizoma (Spanish, exact), 根茎=root stock (Japanese, exact), rootstock (related)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A swollen shoot axis (PO:0025029) that grows horizontally at or below the substrate surface and produces shoots above and roots or rhizoids below. Source: POC:curators
Comment
In ferns and many monocots, a rhizome is a primary axis (stem), while in other species, it is a branch. Usually produces scale-like leaves.
Subset
reference
TraitNet
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Parents of rhizome (PO:0004542)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
rhizome [is_a relation] is_a  shoot axis (PO:0025029)
Children of rhizome (PO:0004542)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
rhizome internode (PO:0025204) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  rhizome
PO_GIT
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