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

'Darwin, C. R.'

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Is Hooker sure it is a Bletia, just received? Its pollen very different from any Epidendreæ 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 11½ inch nectary must have!

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