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- adj. Having a mutation such that a normally asymmetric flower becomes radially symmetric
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Abnormally regular or symmetrical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by peloria.
Calochilus robertsonii – peloric mutant of purple beard orchid flowering in the Peter Murrell Reserve, Tasmania.
Calochilus robertsonii by James Wood — peloric mutant of purple beard orchid flowering in the Peter Murrell Reserve, Tasmania.
Hence, says Mr. Darwin, there is in these flowers "a strong latent tendency to become peloric, and there is also a still greater tendency in all peloric plants to reacquire their normal irregular structure."
On the other hand, in peloric flowers of _Cytisus Laburnum_, _Clitoria Ternatea_,
It must, however, be remarked that in some of the flowers recorded as peloric there is no indication as to which form of peloria the case should be referred to.
Calceolarias resemble the flowers of _Fabiana_, and De Candolle,  comparing the peloric flowers of _Scrophulariaceæ_ with those of
The original wild plant was only partially peloric, but all the flowers produced on its descendants were regular.
On the other hand, the same observer alludes to the tendency that these peloric plants have to revert to the usual form, as shown by the fact that when the peloric flowers were crossed with pollen from flowers of the ordinary shape, and
This is also obvious in peloric flowers of the _Calceolaria_.
In the case of peloric aconites  the lateral and sometimes the inferior coloured sepals assume the hooded form usually peculiar to the upper sepal only, the number of the petals or nectaries being correspondingly increased.
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