(redirected from spathes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to spathe

a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Its elegant green leaves and fragrant primrose spathes, or modified leaves, are in stark contrast to the putrid whiff from the dragon arum, dracunculus vulgaris.
From the palm-trees, from their spathes, come forth the low hanging bunches.
Once established the plants will start to produce typical Arum flowers with large bract like growths known as spathes, coloured off-white or green inside which is the sexual part of the flower known as a spadix that goes on to produce the seed pods in late summer.
THE elegant spathes are purple, maroon, pink or white and the leaves may be attractively patterned.
The plant's name comes from the Greek for spa the and phyllon , meaning a leaf -- a reference to these leaf-like spathes.