From Daniel Oliver 27 February 1863
Royal Gardens Kew
My Dear Sir.
You ask about Primula longiflora.1 It is not near P. scotica. It is an Alpine plant with Corollas in. long or more The style considerly. exserted in most or all(?) our specms.— P. scotica I have gathered in Sutherlandsh.2 but never noticed dimorphism. From a few plants bro’t home & cultivated it wd. hardly be safe to settle it. I put in a few flowers wh. indicate varying length of style (I may be mistaken);—these are from Mr. Brown’s Herbarium.3
I shd. much like a 2 page Abstract of your Linum paper for next No. of N.H.R. but doubt if I have chance of seeing it in type in time.4
Very Sincerely yours | Dl. Oliver
Answers CD’s query on Primula longiflora and P. scotica.
Would like abstract of CD’s paper ["Two forms of Linum", Collected papers 2: 93–105] for Natural History Review.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4015,” accessed on 26 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4015