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In botany, funiliform describes a plant organ or part that resembles a cord, such as in toughness and flexibility. For example, some trees have funiliform roots. Another example of usage is the article on Passiflora mansoi in which the flowers were described as campanulate-funiliform.(1)


  1. Mezzonato-Pires, A. C., Mendonça, C. B. F., Milward-de-Azevedo, M. A., & Gonçalves-Esteves, V. (2017). Distribution extensions for species of the Passiflora subgenus Astrophea (DC.) Masters from Brazil (Passifloraceae s.s.). Check List 13 (5): 467–473.

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