Regards [W. Kemp's] plant as clearly only Atriplex patula, though with "an unusual habit".
Adds report on success of his Roman tomb exhibit.
H. H. S. [Hitcham Hadleigh Suffolk]
17 Oct 1843
My dear Darwin,
The odd Atriplex came from Lindley alone — M
The raising some of these things indoors & in pots has evidently induced an unusual habit in them— but this is a different thing from the very marked characters about the supposed A. hastata— tho' with my usual “unwillingly discriminatory-species” eyes I can conceive A. patula & A. hastata to be the same thing—
Many more than 300, & probably double that
Ever Yrs truly | J S Henslow
- f1 707.f1See letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843], and letter from J. S. Henslow, 9 October 1843.
- f2 707.f2See letter from C. C. Babington, 26 October 1843.
- f3 707.f3Henslow 1843b.
- f4 707.f4Henslow reported to the Geological Society on 13 December on concretions, including fossil petro-tympanic bones of Cetacea, he had found in the Red Crag at Felixstowe, Suffolk (Henslow 1843c, with an appendix describing four species by Richard Owen).