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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   30 January [1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Is JDH sure it is a <i>Bletia</i>, just received? Its pollen very different from any Epidendreæ he has seen. If it is <i>Bletia</i>, Lindley’s grand divisions are fanciful.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Accepts JDH’s offer to collect cases of dimorphism.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>James Bateman has sent a lot of orchids with <i>Angraecum sesquipedale</i>. What a proboscis the moth that sucks its 11½ inch nectary must have!</p>

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