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spathe

spathe

 (spāth)
n.
A leaflike bract that encloses or subtends a flower cluster or spadix, as in the jack-in-the-pulpit.

[Latin spatha, broadsword, from Greek spathē, broad blade.]

spathe

(speɪð)
n
(Botany) a large bract, often coloured, that surrounds the inflorescence of aroid plants and palms
[C18: from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē a blade]
spathaceous adj
spathed adj

spathe

(speɪð)

n.
a bract, often large and colored, enclosing a spadix or spike of flowers.
[1775–85; < Latin spatha < Greek spáthē blade, sword, stem; compare spade2]
spathed, adj.

spathe

(spāth)
A leaf-like plant part that surrounds a spadix, as in the jack-in-the-pulpit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spathe - a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescencespathe - a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence
bract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
Translations
Spatha
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It has tiny white flowers which adorn a central spike, surrounded by a large white spathe.
The council seeks a provider of a laundry service for its turkish bath and health spathe contract will run for a period of four years.
Round this some leaves are stuffed, and the whole is wrapped up in a palm spathe and dried in the smoky hut.
When the spathe opens up, the flower starts to stink.
The healthy palm produces 2500-3500 liters of sap per spathe (inflorescence) from the time of its flowers production till its death (tapping period 4-7 years).
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Apalai' (IAC NK 130), which is vigorous and productive with rounded spathe, red and white spadix with yellow apex, widely cultivated and marketed in Sao Paulo with good acceptance.
8 length (cm) Flowers per spathe 1 1 Flower color and golden-yellow, 4-5.
After natural opening of the spathe three rachillae, each bearing 30-40 flowers were collected from middle of the inflorescence just before pollination in the two types of plants.
having same spathe opening and maturity time as well as similar number of strands, were selected on each palm every year.
The new species is characterized by its hemiepiphytic habit, long-petiolate, subterete sulcate gray-green-drying petioles, narrowly ovate-triangularsagittate narrowly acuminate blades with the anterior lobe broadly concave along the margins, a spatulate sinus, 3(4) pairs of basal veins with none of the basal veins free to the base, the 1st pair of basal veins broadly spreading, then directed upward along the margin and regularly very remote from the margins, 10-13 pairs of primary lateral veins, and these scarcely distinct from the interprimary veins, as well as by long-pedunculate inflorescence with a green erect-spreading spathe which is shorter than the spadix, and a moderately short weakly tapered essentially sessile green spadix with large flowers.