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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 usually grows up to six feet tall and has a narrower spathe or the large leaf-like part or pair of some plants that encloses a flower cluster.
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.
This included twigs, branches and coconut spathe, and with Abaca rope, silk flowers and other classic Christmas decor.
The corpse flower blooms when the leaf-like spathe pulls away from the spadix -&nbsp;a spike of flowers around a fleshy stem.
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The inflorescence is present at the terminal or axillary spikes, stalked (up to 8 cm in length, first straight but curved after fruiting, often spiral), covered by a hyaline spathe 1 cm in length.
According to the respondents they cut the strands of male flowers from a freshly opened male spathe and placed 2-3 of these strands lengthwise and in inverted position between the strands of female inflorescence.
It has tiny white flowers which adorn a central spike, surrounded by a large white spathe.
Seen from an art perspective, these dancers are a kind of ephemeral, living total work of art consisting of a lavish assemblage of body paintings, meshwork decorations, boar tusks, different shells and dog teeth, plaited or painted sago spathe head disks, feathers, flowers, shell bands, dried skins of birds and hair, and other materials.