Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 24 Nov 1873

Darwin, C. R.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Has been working hard on Mimosa albida. Could Hooker ever make its opposite leaflets shut up close, as in sleep, when he irritated them? Darwin doubts they do, except in sleep. Thinks movement a protection against water. Has examined only one specimen of Eucalyptus. Cannot believe Hooker's results from cutting a hole in pitcher in his Nepenthes experiment.

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