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Letter 11281

Saporta, L. C. J. G. de to Darwin, C. R.

16 Dec 1877

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    He has heard CD is about to be elected to the Académie des Sciences.

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    Cross and self-fertilisation, with its emphasis on insect pollination, helps explain the problem he has worked on for so long: i.e., the rapid diversification of angiosperms in the fossil record occurs in conjunction with the diversification of insects.

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