The spathe which contains the flowers is also put to many uses.
On examining the tub I have spoken of, we found that it was formed from the spathe of the palm.
Operations begin when the spathe is still enclosed by its sheath.
This organ, rolled up in a coil or spiral, is named the spathe.
In Richardia æthiopica one or more leaves become occasionally as white as the spathe is usually.
Spadix and spathe of the Indian Turnip; the latter cut through below.
Previous to the sudden bursting, about sunset, of the spathe containing the spadix, there is an accumulation of heat therein.
A vessel holding a couple of gallons, made out of the spathe of the areca palm, is used for bringing down the toddy.
As this spathe withers away, the flower-stalk continues to grow, and its little greenish-yellow blossoms become brown.
As the fruit ripens the spathe withers, and the brilliant red berries are exposed.