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spathe

a large bract, often coloured, that surrounds the inflorescence of aroid plants and palms

spathe

[spāth]
(botany)
A large, usually colored bract or pair of bracts enclosing an inflorescence, especially a spadix, on the same axis.
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Further, inflorescence was harvested to determine its dimension (size of flower stalk, width and length of spathe and length of spadix).
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.
Aedes albopictus breeding was observed in the cement tanks, plastic containers, metal containers, ant guards, latex cups, tree-holes, banana plant leaf axils, mud pots, flowerpot trays, grinding stones, tyres, glass bottles, spathes or bracts and discarded containers.
Six female spathes were randomly selected on each tree for recording of parameters.
Variety###Date of Spathe Date of Pollination Spathes###Bunch###Spike Spike Length Harvest time
The infected palms showed symptoms: front malformation, scratches and furrows on the leaf rachis, absence of leaflets, little leaves, 'v' cut on leaf base, rachis, flower stalks and spathe, leaf drying, leaf whitening, inflorescence without flowers, inflorescence drying, fruit bunch braking, crown bending and dwarfing followed by the death of terminal bud.
Grasshoppers also are a major predator of leaves and spathes.
Previously, the thought of calla lilies evoked images of curvaceous white spathes - easily mistaken for flowers - that were produced in shade or partial sun without any fuss or special attention.
p Zantedeschia Zwartzwalder: A wonderful hybrid form of arum lily with spotted leaves and deep purple, funnel-shaped spathes on 20cm (8in) stems.
The most popular cultivar is Lady Jane, which - with its red spathes set against the deep green leaf - is very impressive.
Of a similar ilk to the peace lily, isthe flamingo flower, whose leathery spathes in red, pink or white actually look artificial.
Brilliant shiny green leaves are the backdrop for thin stalks with bright red shield-shaped spathes and a spike of tightly-packed flowers.