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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.]
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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
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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.
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spathe

(spāth)
A leaf-like plant part that surrounds a spadix, as in the jack-in-the-pulpit.
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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
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Translations
Spatha
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For the sake of him who loves Thee beyond all else that moves, When thy Pack would make thee pain, Say: "Tabaqui sings again." When thy Pack would work thee ill, Say: "Shere Khan is yet to kill." When the knife is drawn to slay, Keep the Law and go thy way.(Root and honey, palm and spathe, Guard a cub from harm and scathe!) Wood and Water, Wind and Tree, Jungle-Favour go with thee!
Plus there are peace lilies, which produce white cupped spathes with a pronounced finger-like spadix.
Immature stages develop in bamboo cavities, tree holes, fallen bracts, coconut husks, cacao pods, and also in other small water containers such as fallen leaves and spathes, snail shells, rock holes, and a variety of small artificial containers (Lane 1953; Calderon-Arguedas et al.
In the so-called "false panicle" of Andropogoneae, the susbtended leaves and prophylls have been described as "spathes" and "spatheolas" by grass taxonomist (Clayton, 1969, 1972).
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.
For drama I've planted Lysichiton Americanus, the Skunk Cabbage, with its huge yellow spathes, smelling of rotten vegetation as a means of attracting pollinating insects.
You might also like Zantedeschia Nashville, a compact cultivar with unique pink and white spathes - great for a sunny, sheltered location.
You might also like Zantedeschia 'Nashville', a compact cultivar with unique pink and white bi-coloured spathes - a great patio plant for a sunny, sheltered location.
You mi Y ght also like Zantedeschia 'Nashville', a compact cultivar with unique pink and white bi-coloured spathes - a great patio plant for a sunny, sheltered location.
25 species (Ravenna, 2005; 2009) restricted to temperate South America and contains medium-sized plants with 1-2 flowered spathes, often yellow or orange with broadly clawed tepals.
If your mum looks in spring, she'll see the strange flowers that precede fruit - green spathes with a purple spadix.
These included dead leaves, tree holes, bamboo stumps and coconut shells and spathes. These cohorts were found to commonly coexist with Ae.