Origin of spathe
Examples from the Web for spathe
As this spathe withers away, the flower-stalk continues to grow, and its little greenish-yellow blossoms become brown.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Aquatic, with more or less irregular perfect flowers from a spathe; perianth corolla-like.
This organ, rolled up in a coil or spiral, is named the spathe.Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams
Previous to the sudden bursting, about sunset, of the spathe containing the spadix, there is an accumulation of heat therein.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
Operations begin when the spathe is still enclosed by its sheath.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston