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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Gaston de Saporta   30 May 1874

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Thanks GdeS for his "Études sur la végétation" [Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.) 5th ser. 15 (1872): 277–315]. "Nothing can be more important … than your evidence of the extremely slow and gradual manner in which specific forms change."

Hopes GdeS will shed light on whether polymorphic forms like Rubus and Hieracium are generating new species at present; CD doubts this.

Summary

Thanks GdeS for his "Études sur la végétation" [Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.) 5th ser. 15 (1872): 277–315]. "Nothing can be more important … than your evidence of the extremely slow and gradual manner in which specific forms change."

Hopes GdeS will shed light on whether polymorphic forms like Rubus and Hieracium are generating new species at present; CD doubts this.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9476
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Saporta, L. C. J. G. de
Sent from
Down
Source of text
A. de Saporta (private collection)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9476,” accessed on 3 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9476

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