Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on [8 Feb 1864]

Darwin, C. R.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Compares Clematis and Tropaeolum with respect to touch response. Tropaeolum shows a momentary response and quick recovery. Clematis takes hours to respond, and shows no recovery. Darwin can show the gradations between leaves and tendrils, but how a branch passes into a tendril utterly puzzles him.

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