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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.
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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).
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Plants in the clade Araceae possess a characteristic inflorescence consisting of a vase-like, ensheathing modified leaf or spathe that surrounds a slender finger-like spadix.
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.
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Consumption of smokeless tobacco in the form of chewing and alcoholic beverage, "toddy" derived from the efflorescent spathe of the coconut palm is widely prevalent among the Nicobarese tribe.
The models of determining readability with educational notations are of [L.sub.2] category, which can be found in specialized literature as: Gunning-Fog, Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level, SMOG, Fry, ARI, Spathe, Dale-Chall, Coleman-Liau Index (Ferris & Hedgcock, 2009).
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.
(6.) Schmalfeldt B, Prechtel D, Naming K, Spathe K, Rutke S, Konik E, et al.
The inflorescence develops within a spathe or modified leaf.