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DCP-LETT-8204

From George Henslow   [c. 7 December 1876]1

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Summary

Considers some flowers especially adapted for self-fertilisation, and believes all flowers are self-fertilising under some conditions. Gives examples of plants in which he believes all flowers are cleistogamous. Believes self-fertilisation is the primordial condition of flowering plants.

Summary

Considers some flowers especially adapted for self-fertilisation, and believes all flowers are self-fertilising under some conditions. Gives examples of plants in which he believes all flowers are cleistogamous. Believes self-fertilisation is the primordial condition of flowering plants.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8204
From
Henslow, George
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, Bentinck Terrace, 7
Source of text
DAR 166: 149
Physical description
6pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8204,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8204

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