canaliculate


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canaliculate

[‚kan·əl′ik·yə‚lāt]
(biology)
Having small channels, canals, or grooves.
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120-150 cm high), the leaf blades subligulate, canaliculate, yellowish at base and reddish toward the apex, purple spotted, scape bracts yellowish-green, densely purple-spotted, apex apiculate, inflorescence shorter (15-20 mm vs.
5 cm, thinly coriaceous, strongly nerved mainly adaxially, inconspicously and sparsely white-lepidote to glabrescent, green, distinctly canaliculate mainly toward the base, apex acuminate-caudate, recurved.
5 cm (not including the primary bracts), fascicles densely arranged, rachis not visible; primary bracts strongly spreading-recurved, longer than the fascicles, with a greenish, suborbicular base and a bronze-colored, narrowly triangular-attenuate, canaliculate, acuminate-caudate blade, densely and coarsely cinereous-lepidote on both sides, distinctly nerved abaxially, the basal ones 3 to 4 times longer than the fascicles (excluding the petals), the upper ones twice as long as the fascicles (excluding the petals), margins densely (at the base) to laxly (toward the apex) spinose, spines prevailingly spreadingretrorse, narrowly triangular-acicular, 1.
3 cm, slightly narrowed and distinctly canaliculate toward the base, channel U-shaped, without a distinct thicker median zone, dark green except for the base sometimes reddish, upper and lower sides strongly contrasting, adaxially inconspicuously and sparsely to subdensely white lepidote, abaxially completely covered by a coarse layer of white trichomes, margins slightly undulate, densely spinose, spines 0.
3 cm, not narrowed toward base, strongly coriaceous but without any thicker central zone, strongly canaliculate, green, densely and coarsely white-lepidote abaxially with trichomes obscuring leaf color, adaxially densely white-lepidote toward base and glabrous toward apex, margins straight, subdensely spinulose; spines 1-1.