Bract - Spathe

A spathe is a large bract that forms a sheath to enclose the flower cluster of certain plants such as palms, arums, and dayflowers. In many arums (Araceae family), the spathe is petal-like, attracting pollinators to the flowers arranged on a type of spike called a spadix.

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Ambrosina
... The inflorescence is 2.5 cm long bent over and has an unusual spathe ... The spathe is shaped like an egg and is greenish brown with dots on it ... Inside the egg shaped spathe is divided two chambers ...
Amorphophallus Titanum - Description
... the related cuckoo pint and calla lily, it consists of a fragrant spadix of flowers wrapped by a spathe, which looks like a large petal ... In the case of the titan arum, the spathe is green on the outside and dark burgundy red on the inside, and deeply furrowed ... Down inside the sheath of the spathe the spadix bears two rings of small flowers ...
Amorphophallus - Description
... develop an inflorescence consisting of an elongate or ovate spathe (a sheathing bract) which usually envelops the spadix (a flower spike with a fleshy axis) ... The spathe can have different colors, but mostly brownish-purple or whitish-green ... Once the spathe opens, pollination must happen the same day ...
Lagenandra - Description
... linear, fine venation transverse-reticulate spathe tube with connate margins spadix entirely enclosed in spathe tube flowers unisexual, perigone absent ... pseudo-whorl in Lagenandra nairii, whorled in Lagenandra gomezii) and free spathe tube "kettle" with connate margins (containing spadix) occupying entire spathe ...
Spathiphyllum Wallisii
... Spathiphyllum wallisii, commonly known as Peace lily, White sails, or spathe flower is a very popular indoor house plant of the family Araceae ... The genus name means "spathe-leaf," and the specific epithet is named after Gustav Wallis, the German plant collector ... structure a densely crowded inflorescence called a spadix is subtended by one large bract called a spathe (occasionally two spathes are produced, with the ...