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Letter 13420

Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D.

22 Oct 1881
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    Visiting his son Horace.

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    Studying action of carbonate of ammonia. Finds similar looking Euphorbia root cells react differently.

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    Intrigued by Dischidia rafflesiana, whose pitchers manufacture manure-water that nourishes adventitious roots. Does JDH know histologist for detailed study?

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    Julius von Wiesner's criticism of Movement in plants "vivisects" CD in "a most courteous but awful manner" [Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen (1881)].

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