Oca flowers with extra reproductive parts

This one is interesting - a nine petalled oca flower, which I don’t think I’ve seen before. As usual, the number of stamens and styles matches the number of petals and, presumably, also the number of ovules, since flowers with more petals tend to produce more seeds. That might make it a trait worth selecting for, except I haven’t found a variety that reliably produces such flowers yet.

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