Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 30 Jan 1862 : 1r

'Darwin, C. R.'

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Is Hooker sure it is a Bletia, just received? Its pollen very different from any Epidendre√¶ he has seen. If it is Bletia, Lindley's grand divisions are fanciful. Accepts Hooker's offer to collect cases of dimorphism. James Bateman has sent a lot of orchids with Angraecum sesquipedale. What a proboscis the moth that sucks its 11¬Ĺ inch nectary must have!

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