Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 16 [May 1857]

Darwin, C. R.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Asks Hooker's opinion, and botanical evidence, on important law: parts that are highly developed in comparison to other allied species are very variable. Interest in hairiness of alpine plants revived by reading A. Moquin-Tandon [Éléments de tératologie végétale (1841)]; correlation with dryness. Darwin seeks interpretation independent of direct environmental effect.

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