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adj. Botany
Shaped like a funnel, as the corolla of a petunia or a morning glory.
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shaped like a funnel
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(ˈfʌn lˌfɔrm)

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Leaves 17 to 20 in number, coriaceous, densely rosulate, suberect, forming a funnelform rosette; sheaths ovate, 12-17 x 9.5-10 cm, inconspicuously lepidote, green toward the apex, strongly coriaceous; blades narrowly subtriangular-lanceolate, not narrowed at the base, 15-24 x 5-6 cm, green, inconspicously and sparsely white-lepidote mainly adaxially to glabrous, nerved, suberect with recurved apex, apex acuminate.
These corollas are usually funnelform with a tube gradually expanding into a limb or less frequently sub-campanulate with the tube expanding into the limb.
Funnelform Referring to a corolla that is funnel-shaped or trumpet-shaped; a fused corolla that broadens from base to apex.
30 in number, thinly coriaceous, forming a broadly funnelform rosette; sheaths broadly elliptic, ca.
Plant an epiphyte, 30-50 cm tall including the inflorescence, forming dense groups; rosette funnelform, erect, the leaf sheaths forming a subfusiform pseudobulb.
Leaves 18 to 23 in number, densely rosulate, suberect, forming a funnelform rosette; sheaths ovateelliptic, ca.
12, green, suberect, laxly rosulate, thinly subchartaceous, forming a narrow funnelform rosette; sheaths narrowly elliptic, 8-10.5 x 3.2-4.5 cm, subdensely and inconspicuously brown-lepidote; blades sublinear-lanceolate, distinctly narrowed toward the base, canaliculate and bearing a slightly thicker median channel toward the base, 17- 32 x 2.5-3 cm, inconspicuously and sparsely white-lepidote on both sides to glabrescent, green, bearing inconspicuous, darker green, irregular transverse lines visible by transmitted light, sometimes ornamented by slightly darker green, irregular apex acuminate and finely apiculate, slightly recurved, margins laxly to subdensely spinose toward the base, spines less than 0.5 mm long, 5-11 mm apart, and densely spinulose near the apex, spines 2-5 mm apart.
22 in number, suberect, coriaceous, forming a funnelform rosette; sheaths elliptic-ovate, 14-19 x 8.5-10 cm, purplish-wine inside, pale colored outside, densely pale lepidote on both sides; blades sublinear, not narrowed at base, channeled toward the base, 3265 x 4.5-5 cm wide, apex acuminate, ending in a pungent spine 5-6 mm long, adaxially subdensely to sparsely and inconspicuously white-lepidote, abaxialy densely white-lepidote, margins densely to subdensely spinose, spines narrowly triangular, spreading or nearly so, straight or sometimes slightly antrorse-curved, dark brown, 2-5 mm long, 3-7 mm apart; Scape stout, erect, 30-50 cm long, ca.
Cyanpetala, contains two species notable for their funnelform blue flowers and erect, long branches.
Leaves 10 to 14, suberect-recurved, forming a funnelform rosette, the outer ones narrowed and inconspicuously dimorphic mainly in young specimens; sheaths elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 10-13 x 5.5-7.5 cm, subdensely pale-brown lepidote on both sides, dark wine-purple inside and toward the apex, green with irregular purple spots; blades linear, inconspicuous if at all narrowed toward the base, inconspicuously and sparsely white lepidote on both sides, green except for the semicircular red spot at the apex, margins subdensely to densely spinulose, spines 1-2 mm long, 3-7 mm apart, castaneous, the outer blades 22-30 x 1.5-2.5 cm, apex acuminate, the inner ones 14-20 x 4.7-5.3 cm, apex acute to rounded or obtuse and distinctly apiculate, apiculus ca.
Calycine colleters absent; corolla salveriform or somewhat funnelform in Haplophyton; corolla-lobe aestivation either sinistrorse or dextrorse; corona absent; style head with or without a basal collar; ovary apocarpous or rarely syncarpous; disc absent, adnate, or inconspicuous.