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Darwin Correspondence Project

To George Maw   17 January [1869]

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.—1 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specimen, is to compare its habits & structure with Drosera, on which I have made very numerous observations still unpublished.2

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

Footnotes

Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus).

Summary

Describes Drosophyllum and its habitat.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6559
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
George Maw
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/15)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6559,” accessed on 22 September 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6559.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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