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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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The number of flower stalks, flowering interval, flower stalk length and spathe length were also affected by the volume of sawdust applied and contrastingly to the leaf area, there was a quadratic growth response to soil cover (Figure 3B and 3C).
pusilla, both species are short, with sessile or almost sessile spathes and small flowers.
aegypti Cement tanks, plastic containers, metal containers, coconut shells, mud pots, tyres, discarded containers, plastic drums, flowerpots and fallen spathes or bracts.
On the other hand, other two varieties started giving spathes a couple of years earlier.
The primary symptoms for this insect larval infestation on date palms are: presence of the insect larval frass (fecal excrement) on the young fronds, frond malformation, whitening of young leaves, "V" cut on leaf rachis, inflorescence axis and spathe, scratches, furrows and holes on the young fronds, and slight bend on the crown.
Leaves of colored callas are handsome lances - as opposed to saggitate or arrowhead leaves of white callas - and make an impact even without the accompaniment of their spathes.
It is he who has spread out the earth for his creatures Therein fruit and date palms, producing spathes (enclosing dates) Also corn with its leaves and stalk for fodder, And sweet smelling plants Then which of the favours Of your Lord will you deny?
The unbranching spadix flowers are extremely tiny and, as a result, the colorful spathe is mistaken for a flower petal, as with the bright red spathes of anthuriums (see Figure 9-15).
Two-way analysis of variance (Model I ANOVA) was performed on (1) female flowering shoot abundance, (2) the number of female spathes per flowering shoot, (3) the number of flowers, fruits, or seeds per flowering shoot, and (4) male flowering shoot abudance over time and depth for June-August 1991.
This year their blunt, fleshy spathes look impressively sexy.
Twenty reproductive adult palms were randomly chosen in each site and had the spathes emission and inflorescences recorded in August 2009, and the infructescenses assessed in November 2009.
For the production of the spathes, 3 variables exist; many, medium and few.