- an inflorescence consisting of a spike with a fleshy or thickened axis, usually enclosed in a spathe.
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The fruit consists of a cluster of red berries, which form round the spadix.Botany for Ladies
Other intergrades with spadix from Iowa are mentioned in the account of spadix.
In other respects it agrees with, or is more nearly like, spadix.
The anthers at the base of the spadix are curious, and should be examined.
The spadix is comparatively small, black, and also covered with hairs.
- a racemose inflorescence having many small sessile flowers borne on a fleshy stem, the whole usually being surrounded by a spathe: typical of aroid plants
Word Origin for spadix
- A fleshy spike of minute flowers, usually enclosed within a spathe, as in the arums.