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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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Plus there are peace lilies, which produce white cupped spathes with a pronounced finger-like spadix.
It sports a striped green hood or "pulpit" which curls over "Jack," a club-shaped organ known as a spadix. It is at the base of the spadix, where the tiny flowers, either male or female, are to be found.
The plant has a conical rhizome and is distinguished by first producing a chocolate coloured spathe -- a large bract -- that encases a bright yellow spadix. The dark green, deeply-veined leaves appear as the spathe dies away.
The corpse flower blooms when the leaf-like spathe pulls away from the spadix -&nbsp;a spike of flowers around a fleshy stem.
Peace lilies, which produce white, cupped spathes with a pronounced finger-like spadix are outstanding for removing airborne contaminants and can live for many years on little more than occasional watering and feeding.
The titan arum is made up of a tall, skinny spadix and a large outer skirt called the spathe.
The juice is tapped from the spadix before they are completely developed.
'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.
If your mum looks in spring, she'll see the strange flowers that precede fruit - green spathes with a purple spadix.
Inflorescence erect-spreading; peduncle 40-41.5 cm long, drying same color as petiole, 4 mm diam.; spathe lanceolate, 6-6.8 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide, green, narrowly acuminate, erectspreading; spadix green, cylindroid-tapered subsessile, 75-8.8-9 cm long, drying 1.1 cm diam.
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 15.67cm Average 53 Numbers strands of flowers in the length in number spadix spadix in strand Table 2: Classification characteristics of Date palm tree (leaves).