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spadix

(spā′dĭks)
n. pl. spa·dices (-dĭ-sēz′)
A fleshy clublike spike bearing minute flowers, usually enclosed within a sheathlike spathe, characteristic of aroid plants such as the jack-in-the-pulpit.

spadix

a massive, fleshy spike of flowers protected by a large, sometimes green, bract called a spathe. A classic example of a plant with such a structure is the ARUM LILY.
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I separated samples into (1) spadices, selecting females with stigmas exerted on the majority of flowers and males with mature intact anthers, and (2) the remainder of the flowering shoot biomass (branched stalk).
Seeds were most numerous in August, by which time many of the spadices had dehisced.
Because flowering shoots of surfgrass are modular, reproduction by the population is a function of numbers of flowering shoots in the population and spadices per shoot, and flowers, fruits, and seeds per spadix, and a trade-off, for example, between the number of shoots vs.
7), the number of spadices per shoot declined significantly with depth (P [is less than] 0.