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From Alphonse de Candolle   14 August 1877

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Summary

Thanks for Francis Darwin’s Dipsacus paper.

Dislikes the word "protoplasm", because improved microscopes will uncover more fundamental substances. Also "plasma" merely hides the ignorance of modern chemists.

Expects waxy, glaucous-leaved plants to be most frequent in dry temperate climates.

Summary

Thanks for Francis Darwin’s Dipsacus paper.

Dislikes the word "protoplasm", because improved microscopes will uncover more fundamental substances. Also "plasma" merely hides the ignorance of modern chemists.

Expects waxy, glaucous-leaved plants to be most frequent in dry temperate climates.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11106
From
Alphonse de Candolle
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Geneva
Source of text
DAR 161: 22
Physical description
4pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11106,” accessed on 23 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11106.xml

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