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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.

spathe

see SPADIX.
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No difference occurred between treatments with regard to defective inflorescences harvested (deformity) and spathe defects (blemish, deformity, disease or pest attack) which together constituted 5% of harvested flowers.
gloriana, this last described below, and can be distinguished from the former mainly by its one-flowered spathes, narrower claws of outer tepals, and longer filaments and larger anthers.
On the other hand, other two varieties started giving spathes a couple of years earlier.
Each treated plant had a 5 mm x 20 mm Agralan[R] (Swindon, United Kingdom) pot-plant sticky trap placed in the back side of the spathe chamber to collect visitors.
However, the larvae of the greater date moth particularly caused the frond malformation, "V" cut or cross cut in fronds, inflorescence axis and spathes, crown bending, and dwarfing followed by terminal shoot death in date palms.
spadix--A compound flower enclosed by a spathe, or bract, and having a thick or fleshy axis.
The individual plants have petioled, coriacious, variously ovate leaves and produce peduncled inflorescences, consisting of a spathe and a spadix.
Schmalfeldt B, Prechtel D, Naming K, Spathe K, Rutke S, Konik E, et al.
The inflorescence develops within a spathe or modified leaf.
The Oregon Poison Control Center in Portland lists the following plants as poisonous: amaryllis, azalea, sand begonia, bird of paradise, Calla lily, carnation, Christmas cherry, daffodil (including paperwhite narcissus), dieffenbachia, English holly and ivy, geranium, horse chestnut, hyacinth, hydrangea, iris, jack-in-the-pulpit, Jerusalem cherry, juniper, larkspur, laurel, lily-of-the-valley, mistletoe, oxalis, philodendron, rhododendron, spathe flower, string of pearls, tulip and yew tree.
The very subtle differences between genera are based on spathe characters, the position of the flower (erect, suberect or declinate), the--sometimes not very obvious (a)symmetry of the corolla, the insertion of the anther filaments either at the corolla tube base (Habranthus) or above the tube (Zephyranthes), the number of different anther filament lengths (two or four, with the anthers either linear or arched), the either declinate or recurved style, and the number of seeds per locule in the capsule.
In spring on islands in the Mediterranean, these plants send up blooms with a central, fingerlike projection in front of a rounded dish of tissue, or spathe, several inches wide.