Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   15 [May 1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Yellow anthers of <i>Heterocentron</i> produce on the same plant thrice as many seeds as the crimson anthers. Crimson anther seeds produce dwarf plants, others rise high up. <i>Monochaetum ensiferum</i> facts are still more strange. Wants to investigate the case, and asks for a plant of the Melastomataceae just before flowering.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Has JDH a <i>Rhododendron boothii</i> from Bhutan with pistil bent the wrong way?</p>

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