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  MBG: Research: Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica: Draft Treatments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spadix (3.6-)9-25 cm, subsessile or stipitate to 13 mm, reddish to purple.
Spadix 13.7-18.7 cm, subsessile or stipitate to 2 mm, greenish to purplish.
Spadix (2.2-)6.5-20 cm, subsessile or stipitate to 4(-40?) mm, greenish to purplish.
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/research/treat/alocasia.shtml   (13710 words)

 Inflorescence Terminology (Part 1)
The spadix is the characteristic inflorescence of the remarkable arum family (Araceae).
In some species in which the upper part of the spadix is sterile (flowerless), the heat mechanism appears to be in the cells of this sterile tissue.
Spadix: A thick, fleshy spike of unisexual, apetalous flowers, often surrounded by a vase-shaped or funnel-like modified leaf or spathe which is often brightly colored.
waynesword.palomar.edu /terminf1.htm   (869 words)

 Pollination of Philodendron solimoesense
The pistillate flowers occupy the lower portion of the spadix and take up ~20% of the total length of the inflorescence, whereas the male flowers are located on the upper portion and occupy ~30% of the total length.
In the median portion of the spadix, there is a prominent intermediate zone (~50% of the total length of the inflorescence) consisting of sterile male flowers (picture 3).
The spathes opened in the middle of the morning of the "first-day", revealing the spadix, and were wide-open during the afternoon with an extremely curved white spadix (about 45° towards the exterior, Figure 4).
aroid.org /pollination/gibernau   (1195 words)

Flowers lack a perigon and are closely arranged on a more or less cylindroid spadix with the staminate flowers comprising the upper 2/3 to 4/5 of the spadix and the pistillate flowers comprising the remaining basal portion.
The average length of the longest spathe for is 16.5 cm while the average length for the longest spadix is 15.8.
The differences in the length of the adaxial and abaxial surfaces of the pistillate spadix depend on the angle at which it is attached to the spathe.
www.aroid.org /genera/Philodendron/spadix.htm   (811 words)

 Fraser's Thimble Farms - Aroid
All are tuberous and have flower spathes (colored leaf-like organ) that surround the spadix (fleshy spike).
The spadix is white, curved upwards from a purple base and terminates in a long slender tail to 45cm.
Spathe usually green rarely purple, spadix twisted and protrudes from the mouth of the spathe and tapers to a long green erect tail-like tip.
www.thimblefarms.com /98aroidtf.html   (1394 words)

 Acorus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The inconspicuous flowers are arranged on a lateral spadix (a thickened, fleshy axis).
Contrary to the arums, there is no spathe (large bract, enclosing the spadix).
The spadix is 4-10 cm long and is enclosed by the foliage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acorus   (918 words)

 MBG: Research: Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica: Draft Treatments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spadix 3.9-6.1 cm, with female region usually adnate to spathe in basal half; medial sterile zone present, but not distal sterile appendage.
It differs in lacking milky sap and a medial sterile spadix zone, in having distinct stamens, and in lacking staminodia in the female fls.
Spadix uniform, 3.5-5.5 × 1-1.8 cm, sessile or stipitate to 2 mm, cream-yellow to light green.
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/research/treat/caladium.shtml   (9956 words)

 Abbott's duiker
Cephalophus spadix is a stocky duiker, with relatively short, sturdy legs and a thick neck (Kingdon, 1997).
C. spadix appears to be primarily nocturnal, spending the day resting in dense forest undergrowth or among bracken.
Cephalophus spadix is classified as vulnerable (Criteria: C1) by the IUCN (2002), and is not listed CITES.
www.ultimateungulate.com /Artiodactyla/Cephalophus_spadix.html   (911 words)

 biology - Spadix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A white spadix partially surrounded by a green-, rose-, and cream-colored spathe
In botany, a spadix (pl. spadices) is a type of spike: an inflorescence with small flowers crowded on a thickened, fleshy axis.
The "flower" of the anthurium is a typical spadix with a large colorful spathe.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Spadix   (111 words)

 Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany
Note the white spadix and green spathe to the left of the spadix.
In this unusual example of the family, the spathe and spadix are adnate and the male and female flowers are intermixed along the axis.
The lower right photo is a cross-sectional view of the spadix revealing stamens at 3 and 7 o'clock and 2 of the locules in each of the ovaries at 8:30, 10:30 and 1:30.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /faculty/carr/ar.htm   (850 words)

 Spadix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elephant ear or ape flower (Xanthosoma roseum) with a white spadix partially surrounded by a green-, rose-, and cream-colored spathe
In monoecious aroids (possessing separate male and female flowers, but with both flowers present on one plant), the spadix is usually organized with female flowers towards the bottom and male flowers towards the top.
In aroids with perfect flowers the stigma is no longer receptive when the pollen is released, thus preventing self-fertilization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spadix   (181 words)

 Western Chorus Frog - Spring 1999
As early as mid-February, but usually in March, when there's still snow on the ground and temperatures are around freezing, this most unusual member of the tropical Arum family melts its way out of the frozen ground and begins its startling bloom cycle.
The spadix could be at 74 degrees F when the air temperature was around freezing.
The spongy spathe is excellent insulation around the spadix and its dark color also absorbs heat energy from the sun.
chicagowildernessmag.org /issues/spring1999/skunkcabbage.html   (583 words)

 Spadix -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The term is applied to certain (A monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside) monocotyledons, especially members of the Family (Anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron) Araceae.
In these flower heads there is typically a spathe, a large, usually showy and solitary, (A modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence) bract that either subtends (lies just below) or partially encloses the spadix.
The "flower" of the (Any of various tropical American plants cultivated for their showy foliage and flowers) anthurium is a typical spadix with a large colorful spathe.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sp/spadix.htm   (96 words)

 GRASSES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not only are the leaves green with yellow, cream and white vertical stripes but so are the spadix and its supporting stalk.
The spadix on this species is about 3 inches long.
The variegation is also expressed on the spadix and its stalk.
www.durionursery.com /grasses.htm   (2440 words)

 Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
The heat generated from the spadix is enough to melt the surrounding snow and ice, making them easy to spot in a spring swamp.
The flowers on the spadix are very tiny and they are considered protogynous, which means that their female parts bloom first then their male parts bloom later.
While the spadix is wilting away the leaves emerge, often covering swampy areas with their large, lush leaves.
www.laurentiancenter.com /plantkey/plants/skunkcabbage.html   (634 words)

 Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany
The inflorescence is a fleshy spike or spadix subtended or commonly partially enveloped by a bract or spathe which is sometimes petaloid or brightly colored.
This particular spadix attained a height of 1.37 m.
The upper part of the spadix has 2-8 staminate flowers and the lower part bears a single pistillate flower.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /faculty/carr/phylo_ar.htm   (941 words)

 Big Jack
The spadix can reach over 6 feet tall (the tallest ever recorded was over 10 feet), and when fully open the spathe can reach about 3 feet across.
The large frilly-edged leafy structure enclosing the spadix is called the spathe.
Along with the odor, while the flower is first open, the spadix warms itself with metabolic heat, in what is thought to be an adaptation to volatilize and disperse its horrible carrion smell and insect-attracting chemistry.
arboretum.sfasu.edu /events/amt   (1995 words)

The true flowers are found on the "spadix", the upright organ in the center of the "spathe", which is the decorative petal-like organ surrounding the spadix.
The end of their vase life is usually the result of inability to draw water from the vase solution, and is associated with loss of glossiness and then blueing of the spathe.
Although producers in some countries harvest anthuriums when as little as 20% (1/5) of the spadix is rough, Hawaiian growers harvest flowers when only 1/4 of the spadix is still smooth (3/4 of the flowers are therefore open).
www.green-seeds.com /anthurium_pharvest.html   (689 words)

 Arisarum vulgaris (Friar's Cowl) - Wild Plants of Malta (by Stephen Mifsud)
Stamen (or better to be described as pollen sacs) are united by their filaments into a a single group, often arranged as a tube or column down the bottom of spadix - not visible from the exterior.
The spadix outer part is generally brown, light brown or sometimes green, but its colour fades away down the interior of the spathe.
The club shaped structure is called the spadix (or spike) and the specialised sheath forming a tube like flap around the spadix is called the spathe.
www.maltawildplants.com /ARAC/Arisarum_vulgare.html   (2751 words)

 Blooming of the Titan Arum
On July 20, 2001, the spadix was removed, leaving the peduncle.
June 10 - The spadix is beginning to collapse at the tip, and the spathe is starting to wilt.
Inside the base of the spadix (the fleshy central column of the flower) are over a thousand tiny flowers, right.
www.news.wisc.edu /titanarum2001   (648 words)

 Bulbmeister.COM - Spring 2005 Flower Bulb Special Order - Amorphophallus, Anemone, Anomatheca, Anthericum, Arisaema, ...
Spadix appendix a long filiform tail, often exceeding 20 inches.
The filiform spadix appendix can reach up to 20-32 inches long, running over the leaves down to the soil and further along.
Spadix with very long filiform appendix, 12-20 inches in length.
www.bulbmeister.com /flowershop/sso2005/page02.html   (1071 words)

 Titan Arum: June 2005 Blooming
Thousands of flowers are hidden inside at the base of the spadix, the fleshy central column.
The large, frilly-edged, leafy "skirt" enclosing the spadix is the spathe, which when open resembles an upturned, fluted bell with a maroon interior.
The rest of the spadix was cooler (though still warmer than the surrounding air), but the surrounding spathe was cool and blue.
www.news.wisc.edu /titanarum/facts.html   (884 words)

 Last Day - Dissecting the Titan Arum
With the spadix fully exposed, Dr. Nicolson points out the rows of female and male flowers at the base.
Pollen that had fallen to the base of the spadix spills onto the table.
Pieces of the spadix were also chemically preserved in FAA solution (ethanol, formalin and acetic acid).
www.usbg.gov /your-visit/Last-Day-Dissecting-the-Titan-Arum.cfm   (155 words)

 Stinking Flowers
With a stench reportedly as strong as a sheep carcass, blowflies are lured into the fetid aperture at the base of the funnel-like spathe.
At its maximum development, a spadix over 8 feet tall (2.4 m) emerged from a huge vase-shaped, pleated spathe over 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and 12 feet (4 m) in circumference.
The conspicuous upper part of the spadix is sterile (flowerless) and emits the stench.
waynesword.palomar.edu /ww0602.htm   (4811 words)

 Key to Arisaemas of Japan
Spadix with horn-like sterile flowers (always female inflorescences but occasionally male ones).
Spadix appendix long exerted from the spathe, filiforme at apex.
Spathe blade obvate, not fornicate, cuspidate, erect or ascending.
botu07.bio.uu.nl /arisaema/armurkey.htm   (761 words)

 Plant Catalogue
The sexual parts, borne on the spadix, may be male, female, or both, depending on the species and it's maturity.
Both produce berries but in arums these are always orange, the sexual parts are always female at the bottom of the spadix and male at the top.
The flowering spathe is green, tubular with a protruding, slender spadix.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /arums/plants1.htm   (1342 words)

 Encyclopedia: Spadix
Orders Base Monocots: Acorus Alismatales Asparagales Dioscoreales Liliales Pandanales Family Petrosaviaceae Commelinids: Arecales Commelinales Poales Zingiberales Family Dasypogonaceae Monocotyledons or monocots are a group of flowering plants usually ranked as a class and once called the Monocotyledoneae.
Genera See text The arums comprise the Family Araceae (including the numerous aroids subfamily): monocotyledonous flowering plants in which flowers are borne on a type of inflorescence called a spadix.
Toothed bracts on Rhinanthus minor In botany, a bract is a modified or specialized leaf, from the axil of which a flower or flower stalk arises; or a bract may be any leaf associated with an inflorescence.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Spadix   (411 words)

 Floral scents affect reproductive success in fly-pollinated Alocasia odora (Araceae) -- Miyake and Yafuso 90 (3): 370 ...
appendix is the main olfactory attractant in the spadix of A.
of the movement within the spadix remain to be solved.
the spadix is correlated with the size of the appendix and that
www.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/90/3/370   (4450 words)

 Titan Lily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Once the spathe started to unfurl, subsequent frames were captured at short intervals spanning just several hours of one afternoon.The plant was viewed and smelled by hundreds of people the day it opened.
The large, leafy "skirt" enclosing the spadix is the spathe.
The individual flowers develop around the base of the spadix under the spathe.
sunflower.bio.indiana.edu /~rhangart/plantmotion/flowers/titan/titan.html   (292 words)

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