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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   22 October 1881

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Summary

Visiting his son Horace.

Studying action of carbonate of ammonia. Finds similar looking Euphorbia root cells react differently.

Intrigued by Dischidia rafflesiana, whose pitchers manufacture manure-water that nourishes adventitious roots. Does JDH know histologist for detailed study?

Julius von Wiesner’s criticism of Movement in plants "vivisects" CD in "a most courteous but awful manner" [Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen (1881)].

Summary

Visiting his son Horace.

Studying action of carbonate of ammonia. Finds similar looking Euphorbia root cells react differently.

Intrigued by Dischidia rafflesiana, whose pitchers manufacture manure-water that nourishes adventitious roots. Does JDH know histologist for detailed study?

Julius von Wiesner’s criticism of Movement in plants "vivisects" CD in "a most courteous but awful manner" [Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen (1881)].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13420
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Hooker, J. D.
Sent from
Cambridge
Source of text
DAR 95: 538–41
Physical description
7pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13420,” accessed on 2 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13420

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