Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 10 Dec 1866

'Darwin, C. R.'

Darwin-Hooker Letters

A confounded cock ground the crimson seeds up so Darwin could not find them in its excrement. Darwin is puzzled by how seeds can be disseminated if merely ground up by birds. Perhaps like acorns from seeds accidentally dropped by birds? A woodcock's leg with dry clay clinging to it, from which Darwin has grown a microscopical rush. Spencer would have been wonderful if he had trained himself to observe more. On New Zealand flora and connection with Australia. Difficulty of speculating about the amount of organic chemical change at different periods.


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