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From J. D. Hooker   [after 11 December 1854]

Most Anomalous Leguminosæ (from Bentham)1 Carmichælia — 52 Affonsea — 4 Stracheya — 1 Gleditschia — 4 Labichea — 6 Goodia — 2 Brongnartia — 6 Harpalyce — 2 Arachis — 5 Stylosanthes — 10 Chapmannia — 1 Abrus — 4 Cadia — 3 Dalhousiea — 1 Castanocarpum — 1 Dichaguea — 1 Diatium — 3 Detarium — 2 Copaifera — 6 Ceratonia — 1 Acrocarpus — 1

Footnotes

Hooker forwarded George Bentham’s list in response to CD’s request (letter to J. D. Hooker, 11 [December 1854]).
The numbers in the column indicate the number of species in each aberrant genus. The table bears out CD’s view that aberrant genera were generally represented by very few species. See letters to J. D. Hooker, 15 November [1854] and 11 [December 1854].

Summary

List of most anomalous Leguminosae [from George Bentham].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1546
From
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 205.9: 391
Physical description
Amem 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1546,” accessed on 14 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1546.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5

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