proliferous flowers of Orchids also occasionally present great complexity in the arrangement of their parts.
In some of these plants the flower-heads were also proliferous.
In proliferous flowers the pistil is often completely defective, its place being occupied by the adventitious bud or axis.
On the other hand, Verlot gives several cases of proliferous flowers which can be propagated by seed.
Here grew the Masarooth (Selinum palustre) with a proliferous umbel.
The calyx therefore, contrary to the nature of the common Polytrichum, is proliferous from its base.
The herbs I collected hereabouts were Mesomora (Cornus suecica) with a proliferous blossom.
It formed a new species of the proliferous section, allied to Pultenaea stipularis.
Moquin-Tandon gives the following references to cases of proliferous roses, but some I have not been able to verify.