To J. D. Hooker [20 May 1868]1
My dear Hooker
The enclosed grass is one of those sent me within the pellets of Locust dung from Natal.2 The case seems to me sufficiently curious to deserve that the name of grass shd be made out. Can you do this for me; but if a troublesome genus, the generic name wd. suffice.3 There is another much bigger kind of grass not yet in flower.—4
Yours affecty | C. Darwin
I suppose you do not care to have the plants for Kew?—
Encloses grass from locust dung sent from Natal. Asks for name of grass.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6190,” accessed on 30 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6190