Hello there, It's the first time that I post on this forum and I actually just registered as I am having some "animated" discussion with someone at work about what can be considered as a petal or not. So I was wondering if anyone had deep knowledge in botany to help me on this matter. Right, the question is, can we consider petal stamenoid as a real petal? For me a "real" petal should have a claw and a limb. I consider as petal stamenoid, a floral piece that have a disformed or immature limb with a filet, and not a real claw. It can have some kind of pollinating bags or not sticked on the limb part. Well, as it hasn't got a real claw and as the lim is disformed, with pollinating bag or not...it is not a real petal for me. Am I wrong or not? I tryed to look a bit on the net for explanation, but I am not really happy of my findings, so I will appreciate any help! Thanks.