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- n. An abnormality in plants where the flower appears to revert to an earlier form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as peloria.
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Before leaving the labiates, we may cite a curious instance of pelorism in the toad-flax, which is quite different from the ordinary peloric variety.
Some families are more liable to pelorism than others.
Many cases of pelorism afford promising material for further studies of experimental mutations.
As pelorism is strongly inherited (and [I] have just got a curious case of this in a leguminous plant from India), would it not be worth while to fertilise some of your early flowers having additional organs with pollen from a similar flower, and see whether you could not make a race thus characterised?