Term Information

Accession
PO:0009060
Name
calyx
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
cálix (Spanish, exact), calyces (exact, plural), がく (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A collective phyllome structure (PO:0025023) that is composed of one or more sepals (PO:0009031), and comprises the outer whorl of non-reproductive floral organs (PO:0025395). Source: POC:Laurel_Cooper, POC:curators
Comment
The calyx is part of the perianth (PO:0009058). This definition is based on the perfect flower, which has all four whorls. In many species, and in mutants one or more of the whorls are missing.
Subset
reference
TraitNet
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Parents of calyx (PO:0009060)
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calyx [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  perianth (PO:0009058)
calyx [is_a relation] is_a  collective phyllome structure (PO:0025023)
Children of calyx (PO:0009060)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
sepal (PO:0009031) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  calyx
fused calyx (PO:0025582) [is_a relation] is_a  calyx
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