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

Darwin, C. R.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Leschenaultia seems very odd. Will try with pollen left on for 48 hours. Illustrates diversity of structures for same purpose. Bentham's and Oliver's good opinion of Orchids is reassuring. Anxious to experiment on Melastomataceae; thinks it will give important results. Wants Leschenaultia formosa to try whether viscid outside surface can be fertilised.


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