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From Daniel Oliver   [before 8 November 1861]1

Royal Gardens Kew

References relative to Orchid structure & fertilisation. &c On vascular bundles of Column Link. Bot. Zeit. 1849. 7452 Mohl. Nachträgliche Beobachtungen über die Sexualorgane &c. der Orchideen von R. Brown Regensburg Bot. Zeit. 1832. 673.3 Ménière. Fecundation of Catasetum. Bull. Soc. Bot. de France. i. 3674 Baillon, on ditto. p. 285.5 Guépin. on do. Ann. Soc. Linn. d’Angers. vol. i.6 Ménière. on Secretion of a liquid by the glandular organ of Coryanthes. Bull. Soc. Bot. ii. 351.7 Fermond. On fertilisation of Iris independt. of wind & insect-agency. Bot. Zeit.

1841. 2048 & Journ. d. Pharmacie 1840. 751.9 Wiegmann. Über d. Unfruchtbarkeit bei den Bastardpflanzen. Bot. Zeit. 1839. 703.10

(Cause of infertility to be sought only in the pollen, &c.—)

CD annotations

8.1 Fermond.... 751. 8.2] double scored brown crayon
9.1 Wiegmann.... 703.] crossed ink


Dated by the fact that CD was working on Orchids during the latter part of 1861 (see Journal; Appendix II) and by his statement in the letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 November [1861], that he would be anxious to see Link’s article in the Botanische Zeitung (Link 1849).
Link 1849.
Mohl trans. 1832.
Ménière 1854.
Baillon 1854.
Guépin 1853.
Ménière 1855.
Fermond 1841.
Fermond 1840.
Wiegmann 1839.


List of references on orchid structure and fertilisation.

Letter details

Letter no.
Daniel Oliver
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 104: 225–6
Physical description
Amem 3pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3039,” accessed on 18 June 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9