Glossary Details:
Inflorescence of an Araceae. Drawing by B. Angell.
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Inflorescences of Philodendron tripartitum. Photo by R. Aguilar. Closed spathe of Philodendron melinonii. Drawing by B. Angell. Open spathe of Anthurium rubinervium. Drawing by B. Angell. Inflorescence of an Araceae. Drawing by B. Angell.
Title: Inflorescence of an Araceae. Drawing by B. Angell.
Creator: B. Angell
Description: Inflorescence of an Araceae showing the peduncle, spathe, and spadix.
Term:

Spadix (plural = spadices)
Definition:

A congested spike with very small flowers that often is subtended by a spathe; e.g., the inflorescences of Araceae.
Related Terms:

Spathe