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Letter 12711

Darwin, C. R. to Ernst, Adolf

11 Sept 1880

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    Thanks for seeds of Cobaea;

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    was much interested in AE's article ["On the fertilisation of Cobaea penduliflora", Nature 22 (1880): 148–9] opposing G. E. M. Bonnier's view ["Les nectaires", Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.) 6th ser. 8 (1879): 6–212].

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    Case of Lisianthus is an excellent one of structure and movement of parts adapted to cross-fertilisation.

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    Asks whether worm-castings are found in the area.

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