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Since I've been having a lot of questions about this, I thought I'd elaborate further. This project branched off from the original "Amazing Aberrants" project, which aimed to collect observations of unusual genetic mutations and aberrant. Albinos, odd colour forms that were atypical, or otherwise. The decision was eventually made to diverge "cristate" and "fasciate" plants into a new project as seen here.

Fasciation, sometimes called cresting or cristation, is when plant structures do not grow in a typical fashion, forming unusual structures of multiple merged stems, deformed flower clusters, or peculiar leaves. The common appearance is flowers or stems appearing "doubled up", with features almost literally blending together.

The intention is to track cases where this is just a random genetic mutation. However this may be caused visually by a number of more quantifiable reasons: diseases, arthropod galls, such as those caused by mites or wasps. Fungi such ...more ↓

Posted on May 09, 2020 18:27 by silversea_starsong silversea_starsong | 2 comments | Leave a comment

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Fasciation? Cristation? What in the name of Gladiolus is that?? Fasciation, sometimes called cresting or cristation, is when plant structures do not grow in a typical fashion, forming unusual structures of multiple merged stems, deformed flower clusters, or peculiar leaves. This project keep tracks of the fasciated and cristate plants on iNaturalist.

Plants that are mutated or ...more ↓

Mini silversea_starsong created this project on April 10, 2019
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