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Letter 6559

Darwin, C. R. to Maw, George

17 Jan [1869]

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    Describes Drosophyllum and its habitat.


Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Jan 17th

My dear Sir

I have never seen the Drosophyllum.— It is described as somewhat shrubby, with narrow elongate leaves, studded with glandulose hairs, as in Drosera; it was indeed called a Drosera by Linnæus.— It grows in sandy places in Portugal, Andalusia & Teneriffe; & as I said has lately been found near Gibraltar.— My object, if I cd get a living specimen, is to compare its habits & structure with Drosera, on which I have made very numerous observations still unpublished.

With very many thanks | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 6559.f1
    Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus).
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    f2 6559.f2
    See letter to George Maw, 13 January 1869 and n. 3.
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