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Letter 603

Darwin, E. C. to Darwin, C. R.

8 July 1841

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    Describes the appearance and occurrence of imperfect flowers of "Hex.[?] Trigynia".


[A note, describing abortive pistils in the flowers of Veratrum nigrum. CD has added in ink ‘Don says is [‘s’ over ‘n’] Polygamia!!!’.]

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    This note, in Catherine Darwin's hand, is probably a copy made for CD from a newspaper or journal.
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    A mistake for James Donn. Donn 1823 classifies Veratrum nigrum under Polygamia, the Linnean class of plants that have male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on the same or different individuals.
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