Term Information

Accession
PO:0006003
Name
scale leaf
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
catáfila en escama (Spanish, exact), 鱗片葉 (Japanese, exact), cataphyll (related)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A phyllome that is reduced in size relative to a vascular leaf on the same plant and is often associated with a perennating or dormant bud or a vegetatively propagating organ such as a rhizome. Source: ISBN:0080374913
Comment
May be photosynthetic or non-photosynthetic. Some species have vascular leaves that are scale-like (such as Juniperus, Thuja, and Chamaecyparis). Annotations for scale-like leaves should go under vascular leaf (PO:0009025), not scale leaf.
Subset
reference
TraitNet
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Parents of scale leaf (PO:0006003)
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scale leaf [is_a relation] is_a  phyllome (PO:0006001)
Children of scale leaf (PO:0006003)
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scale leaf margin (PO:0025014) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  scale leaf
bud scale leaf (PO:0020054) [is_a relation] is_a  scale leaf
rhizome scale leaf (PO:0025278) [is_a relation] is_a  scale leaf
PO_GIT
273