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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [18 May 1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'><i>Leschenaultia</i> seems very odd. Will try with pollen left on for 48 hours. Illustrates diversity of structures for same purpose.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Bentham’s and Oliver’s good opinion of <i>Orchids</i> is reassuring.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Anxious to experiment on Melastomataceae; thinks it will give important results.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Wants <i>Leschenaultia formosa</i> to try whether viscid outside surface can be fertilised.</p>

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