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Definition of the noun spathe

What does spathe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: spathes

  1. a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: bract = a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence

Alternative definition of the noun spathe

noun

  1. [botany] A large bract that envelops or subtends a whole inflorescence, typically a spadix.

Phrases with spathe

Phrases starting with the word spathe:

  1. spathe flower
  2. Spathe Simplex

Phrases ending with the word spathe:

  1. Aridius Spathe
  2. Cartodere Spathe
  3. Uncinocythere spathe
  4. Species Aridius Spathe
  5. Species Uncinocythere Spathe

Other phrase containing the word spathe:

  1. Species Spathe Simplex

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Google previewCurtis's Botanical Magazine (1822)

by Sir William Jackson Hooker

the one-leaved spathe is an anomaly in the genus. Its foliage much...

Google previewCurtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed (1822)

In which the Most Ornamental Foreign Plants, Cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-house, and the Stove, are Accurately Represented in Their Natural Colours ... by John Sims

those of any other species, and the one- leaved spathe is an anomaly in the genus. Its foliage much resembles that of C. capense but without the glaucous hue, and is still more like that of C. crassifolium ...

Google previewThe Botanical Magazine: Or, Flower Garden Displayed Etc (1822)

by William Curtis

The particles of pollen perhaps smaller than those of any other species, and the one-leaved spathe is an anomaly in the genus. Its foliage much resembles that of C. capense but without the glaucous hue, and is still more like that of C.

Google previewThe Curves of Life (1979)

Being an Account of Spiral Formations and Their Application to Growth in Nature, to Science, and to Art : with Special Reference to the Manuscripts of Leonardo Da Vinci by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook, Theodore Andrea Cook

The general phyllotaxis plan of the plant is a simple spiral form of Fibonacci system, and the red spathe is the uppermost leaf carried up on a long internode, which is the apparent flower stalk. On the yellow spadix, small closely packed florets ...

Google previewRoot and Tuber Crops (2010)

by J.E. Bradshaw

The spathe is a large bract subtending and unsheathing the inflorescence. Flowers are generally small and can be unisexual or bisexual. According to Hay ( 1990), plants from the Colocasioideae sub-family have unisexual flowers. A second ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Spathe, spāth,n.(bot.) a sheathingbract, which encloses one or more flowers, as inthe narcissus.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

minatcd by a uniflorous spathe, protruding one yellow flower, having the nectarium much larger than the petals, and very broad and ' spieading at the brim ; flowering in April. From the large spreading nectarium of this species, which is three or four times longer than the petals, narrow at bottom, and widening gradually to the brim, so as to resemble the shape of some old-fashioned hoop- petticoats, it obtained the name of hoop-petticoat narcissus. N. calathinus, the multiflorous yellow ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

Amaryllis formosissima, or jacobara lily: spathe undivided ; flower pedicelled; corolla two-lipped, nodding, deeply six-parted; stamens and pistil bent down. The flower-stems of the jacobaea lily are produced from the sides of the bulbs, so that, after the flower produced on one side is decayed, another stalk arises from the other fide of the bulb; but there is usually no more than one flower produced on the same stalk. The flowers are large, and of a very deep red; the under petals are very ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

initiated by a uniflorous spathe, protruding one yellow flower, having the nectarium much larger than the petals, and very broad and spreading at the brim ; flowering in April. From the large spreading nectarium of this species, which is three or four times longer than the petals, narrow at bottom, and widening gradually to the brim, so as to resemble the shape of some old-fashioned hoop- petticoats, it obtained the name of hoop-petticoat narcissus. N. calathinus, the multiflorous yellow ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

spathe tube yellowish-green, ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening (1807)

comprehending all the modern improvements in the art ... with correct engravings ... from original drawings by Sydenham Edwards by Alexander MACDONALD (pseud. [i.e. R. W. Dickson.])

The second species has the spathe entire above, and bent in a little; below it is also entire, and not convolute: the root is oblong and thick; the height about a foot and half: the leaves are sharpish ; spathe shorter than the leaves: the spadix curved, and the berries red, with one seed in each. It is a native of the south of France, &c. The third sort has a large, tuberous, fleshy root, which in the spring puts up a straight stalk about three feet high, spotted like the belly of a snake; at the top it ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

SPATHI- neric character: spathe linear-oblong, acuminated, CARPA. somewhat boat-shaped, with involute edges, bearing on sPAthe inside in a longitudinal line the male and female THODEA. flowers, intermixed and covered by sterile, lentiform sta-/- mens; spadix none ; male with intermediate stamens, the filaments articulated at the base, and peltately dilated at top; cells of anthers six ...

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Small photo of Single calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) with wilting spathe and prominent spadixSmall photo of soft focus of white Zantedeschia aethiopica (known as calla lily and arum lily) with yellow spathe - Araceae, AlismatalesSmall photo of Spathe in gardenSmall photo of A large genus species of flowering plants, belonging to the arum family. Anthurium can also be called "flamingo flower" or "boy flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.Small photo of A large genus species of flowering plants, belonging to the arum family. Anthurium can also be called "flamingo flower" or "boy flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.Small photo of A large genus species of flowering plants, belonging to the arum family. Anthurium can also be called "flamingo flower" or "boy flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.Small photo of Monstera exotic fruit and flower spike with spathe, named Swiss Cheese plant, a large tropical jungle leaf element, isolated on white background More...

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Scrabble value of S1P3A1T1H4E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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