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spadix

spa·dix

 (spā′dĭks)
n. pl. spa·di·ces (-dĭ-sēz′)
A fleshy clublike spike bearing minute flowers, usually enclosed within a sheathlike spathe, characteristic of aroid plants such as the jack-in-the-pulpit.

[Latin spādīx, broken-off palm branch, from Greek, from spān, to stretch.]

spadix

(ˈspeɪdɪks)
n, pl spadices (speɪˈdaɪsiːz)
(Botany) a racemose inflorescence having many small sessile flowers borne on a fleshy stem, the whole usually being surrounded by a spathe: typical of aroid plants
[C18: from Latin: pulled-off branch of a palm, with its fruit, from Greek: torn-off frond; related to Greek span to pull off]

spa•dix

(ˈspeɪ dɪks)

n., pl. spa•di•ces (speɪˈdaɪ siz, ˈspeɪ dəˌsiz)
a fleshy or thickened spike of minute flowers, usu. enclosed in a spathe.
[1750–60; < Latin spādīx a broken palm branch and its fruit < Greek spadīx, akin to spân to tear off]

spa·dix

(spā′dĭks)
A fleshy spike of minute flowers, usually enclosed within a spathe, as in the jack-in-the-pulpit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spadix - the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathespadix - the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe
axis - the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
spike - (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
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If your mum looks in spring, she'll see the strange flowers that precede fruit - green spathes with a purple spadix.
Flowering time Flowering The Flowering 60 days Flowering Beginning start end of duration end of March January Spadix characteristics Spadix 29 Length of 63cm Weight of 2000g numbers chosen chosen in the spadix spadix tree Strands characteristics Strands 346 Average of 15.
Aroids are perennial herbs characterized by inflorescences consisting of a finger-like spadix surrounded by a vase-like spathe.
Due to the efforts of Investigation Team, following recoveries have been made so far, Rs 446,610,979 in the shape of cash, two residential houses situated at Islamabad, two medicine industries namely Spadix pharmaceuticals & Goodman laboratories situated at Rawat, Rawalpindi, a residential plot measuring 16 Kanals situated at Gujranwala 4 costly vehicles have been recovered from one Mian Moin Aslam, who received cash and vehicles from family of Mufti for his release.
An infrared camera captured time-sequence thermal imagery of the flower as her spadix, the tall core spike housing both female and male flowers, heated up to nearly human body temperature.
These registered companies are M/s Spadix Group of Companies (Pvt) Ltd, M/s Pak Tea Company (Pvt) Ltd and M/s Spadix Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd of Spadix Group.
The central spike or spadix ripens into the fruit that gives the plant its name: grotesque, hazardous (if not fully ripe, it contains toxic, needle-like crystals of calcium oxalate), and utterly delicious.
The plant grows from a walnut-sized tuber with soft, fleshy stems that support bright green, heart-shaped leaves surrounding the bizarre looking green/purple cowl, which is a pulpit-shaped spathe that has a tongue-like spadix.
Say) LT 3 Coleoptera miscellus Quate DI 1 Coleoptera morosus Candeze BT 1 Coleoptera spadix (Erichson) LT 1 Coleoptera species 1 BT, FG, LT, SW 46 Coleoptera infuscatus (Germar) LT 3 Coleoptera fascicularis (Fab.
They hold a story-book charm and I can just imagine fairies at play, swinging in and out from its spadix.