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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.]

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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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.
The genus consists of pioneer trees typical of secondary formations or forest gaps that are easily recognized by their palmately lobed leaves and spathes enclosing parts of the inflorescence (Romaniuc Neto et al.
Spathes selected for the experiment were covered with paper bags before opening to prevent chance out-crossing and to precisely control the pollination.