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DCP-LETT-4885A

From Fritz Müller1   31 August 1865

Desterro, Brazil,

31. August 1865.

Verehrter Herr!

Ich hoffe, Sie werden einen Brief richtig empfangen haben, in welchem ich Ihnen für die Uebersendung Ihrer anregenden Schrift über Kletterpflanzen dankte.2 Ich habe seitdem einige Beobachtungen über diesen Gegenstand gemacht, welche wie ich denke, von einigem Interesse für Sie sein werden.

Zu der Liste von Kletterpflanzen, welche in den Hecken und Dickichts bei Desterro wachsen, kann ich die Gattungen Lygodium, Valeriana, Tragia, Caulotretus hinzufügen. Von drei anderen habe ich die Blüthen noch nicht gesehen und weiss nicht, zu welchen Gattungen sie gehören.

Footnotes

1
For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 13, Appendix I. See also letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865, n. 1.
2
‘Climbing plants’. See letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865.

Translation

From Fritz Müller1   31 August 1865

Desterro, Brazil,

31 August 1865

My dear Sir,

I hope you have received in good order a letter from me in which I thanked you for sending me your stimulating work about climbing plants.2 Since then I have made some observations on this subject which I believe will be of some interest to you.

To the list of climbing plants which grow in the hedges and thickets around Desterro I can add the genera Lygodium, Valeriana, Tragia, Caulotretus. Three others I have not yet seen in bloom and do not know to which genera they belong.

Footnotes

1
For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 13, Appendix I. See also letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865, n. 1.
2
‘Climbing plants’. See letter from Fritz Müller, 12 August 1865.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4885A
From
Müller, J. F. T.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Desterro, Brazil
Source of text
Möller 1915–21, 2: 73–4.
Physical description
Inc (German translation)

Summary

Hopes CD has received his letter of 12 August.

Sends some new observations on climbing plants. [The observations are part of "Notes on some of the climbing-plants, near Desterro, in South Brazil", J. Linn. Soc. (Bot.) 9 (1867): 344–9.]

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4885A,” accessed on 26 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4885A

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