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pe·lo·ri·a

 (pə-lôr′ē-ə)
n.
Unusual regularity in the form of a flower that is normally irregular.

[New Latin, from Greek pelōros, monstrous, from pelōr, monster; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·lor′ic (-lôr′ĭk, -lŏr′-) adj.
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One of the best plant examples of a fairly stable methylation pattern transmitted over many generations is found in the peloric (Greek for "monster") flower form of the toadflax Linaria vulgaris.
Loss of stamens seems irreversible, certainly for whole stamen whorls and probably also for reductions within whorls, except for the occasional genetic mutation or monstrosity, unless one considers the event of peloric mutants (e.