alar cell

Term Information

plant anatomy
exact: célula alar (Spanish)
exact: 翼細胞 (Japanese)
A native plant cell (PO:0025606) located at the base of a non-vascular leaf (PO:0025075) adjacent to where the leaf attaches to the stem (PO:0009047). [source: ISBN:0029496608, ISBN:0962073342, ISBN:9780473067304, POC:Laurel_Cooper]
Found in mosses. Alar cells occur in an area at the base of a leaf that may be triangular, ovate or rectangular and is sometimes called the alar region. They are different in size, shape, color, thickness, or ornamentation from other cells in the leaf.

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