As I have numerous times in the past, I propagated some Mauna Loa from some flower stems. Nothing special. 8 months later one of the plants produced bloomed. And every single bloom looked like of what you see below.
Several commonalities of each bloom. First each bloom has or had 6 points or ends on each bloom. The bloom appeared as one single petal with one point of separation
Every one of the blooms are small and does not appear to be exhibiting its chimer-ism. I have never experienced in my years of growing a full bloom of tiny undeveloped flowers. Perhaps this is the consequence of some environmental factors? If you have seen this I would appreciate your input.
Now the question is in my mind is, if the small blooms are caused by some environmental factor and will return to normal next flowering cycle or is this a true genetic mutation? I suppose I can take the bloom stalks and propagate them to produce new plants and see the outcome or perhaps the easiest is to just wait and see what the next bloom cycle brings. Regardless time will tell.