skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

To Virginius Dabney   20 October 1878

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

CD is puzzled by VD’s supposed hybrid tomato. If a hybrid, it would have to result from the "direct action of the pollen of a distinct species in the mother plant". CD believes this sort of inheritance occurs in varieties (though some botanists disagree), but not for species. Suggests "bud-variation".

Summary

CD is puzzled by VD’s supposed hybrid tomato. If a hybrid, it would have to result from the "direct action of the pollen of a distinct species in the mother plant". CD believes this sort of inheritance occurs in varieties (though some botanists disagree), but not for species. Suggests "bud-variation".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11725
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Virginius Dabney
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Manuscripts Department, University of Virginia Library
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11725,” accessed on 16 December 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11725

letter