Term Information

Accession
PO:0025354
Name
cladode
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
cladodio (Spanish, exact), cladophyll (exact), phylloclade (exact), 扁茎、仮葉枝、葉状茎 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A shoot axis that is flattened and expanded. Source: ISBN:9780881928501
Comment
Has an increased surface area for photosynthesis and may function similar to leaves in plants that have no or small leaves, such as cacti. Consists of one to several internodes and nodes. Cladodes bear scale leaves (or leaf scars where temporary leaves have fallen off) that subtend axillary buds.
Subset
None
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Parents of cladode (PO:0025354)
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cladode [is_a relation] is_a  shoot axis (PO:0025029)

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