bxncbx said:Every year I get at least one flower on Hanalei Bay that does this weirdness.
This flower is deformed but normal flowers have done it too. Part of the petal is wrapped around the stamen. Is there a name for this? Has anyone else seen this? I've only see it on this cultivar.
Elena, I've seen this in some other cultivars which "normally" produce cristate appendages from the base of the petal. The stamens are attached at the base of the petal where it joins the throat. If the appendage rolls inward it can encase the base of the stamen.
I'd consider this one of the variations of cristate. I see that 'Hanalei Bay' is normally a regular single form. Apparently it has some cristate genes which are only occasionally expressed.
This flower superficially appears to be a dimer - 2 petals, 2 sepals - but if so it would have only 4 stamens. This flower has 6 I think? So, part of that irregular-looking petal on the left is actually an incompletely formed sepal and petal with accompanying stamens, as best I can make out from the picture. Or perhaps the sepal is hidden. The ovary probably had 3 chambers. The ovary of a dimer only has two.