From J. D. Hooker [17 May 1862]1
Royal Gardens Kew | Kew
My dear Darwin
I have been at the red Leschenaultia this morning.2 Not the same species as last year. I find no stigmatic surface whatever in the indusium—but as before a hard dense very unstigmatic tissue under the glandular surface. No pollen tubes any-where. A very stigmatic tissue underlies a pulvinus within the indusium at b but it is covered perfectly with cuticle.3
[DIAG HERE] a b viscid surface & pollen4
Best paper for drying plants can be got at Pamplin 45 Frith Street Soho London.5
Ask Ross for the simple microscope price £4"4 which Dr Hooker orders. his address is Featherstone buildings Holborn6
Bentham & Oliver are quite struck up in a heap with your book & delighted beyond expression7
Discusses Leschenaultia, finds no stigmatic surface in the indusium.
Gives information on where to obtain paper for drying plants and where to obtain a microscope.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3527,” accessed on 27 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3527