JD's letter of 17 Sept about Leschenaultia not seeding is surprising. CD's experiments point to insects which, though perhaps not indispensable to their fertilisation, are useful to it. Would like to know whether the flower of Leschenaultia is visited by bees or other insects.
JD's offer to send seeds of Distylis and the other genus is of greatest possible interest.
Down Bromley Kent
I am extremely much obliged to you for your second interesting letter of
Your offer to send me seeds of Distylis & the other genus, will be of greatest possible interest to me.—
With my very sincere thanks for all your great kindness, I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir | Yours sincerely obliged | Charles Darwin
- f1 2992.f1Dated by the relationship to the letter from James Drummond, 17 September 1860.
- f2 2992.f2Only one letter from James Drummond with this date has been located in the Darwin Archive (see letter from James Drummond, 17 September 1860).
- f3 2992.f3See letter to James Drummond, 16 May 1860.