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From Daniel Oliver   [before 8 November 1861]1

Royal Gardens Kew

References relative to Orchid structure & fertilisation. &c On vascular bundles of Column Link. Bot. Zeit. 1849. 7452 Mohl. Nachträgliche Beobachtungen über die Sexualorgane &c. der Orchideen von R. Brown Regensburg Bot. Zeit. 1832. 673.3 Ménière. Fecundation of Catasetum. Bull. Soc. Bot. de France. i. 3674 Baillon, on ditto. p. 285.5 Guépin. on do. Ann. Soc. Linn. d’Angers. vol. i.6 Ménière. on Secretion of a liquid by the glandular organ of Coryanthes. Bull. Soc. Bot. ii. 351.7 Fermond. On fertilisation of Iris independt. of wind & insect-agency. Bot. Zeit.

1841. 2048 & Journ. d. Pharmacie 1840. 751.9 Wiegmann. Über d. Unfruchtbarkeit bei den Bastardpflanzen. Bot. Zeit. 1839. 703.10

(Cause of infertility to be sought only in the pollen, &c.—)

CD annotations

8.1 Fermond.... 751. 8.2] double scored brown crayon
9.1 Wiegmann.... 703.] crossed ink


Dated by the fact that CD was working on Orchids during the latter part of 1861 (see Journal; Appendix II) and by his statement in the letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 November [1861], that he would be anxious to see Link’s article in the Botanische Zeitung (Link 1849).
Mohl trans. 1832.
Ménière 1855.


Baillon, Ernest Henri. 1854. Sur le mode de fécondation du Catasetum luridum (Lindley). Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 1: 285–8.

Fermond, Charles. 1840. Du rôle que jouent les périanthes dans l’acte de la fécondation. Journal de Pharmacie et des Sciences Accessoires 26: 751–7.

Fermond, Charles. 1841. Über die Rolle, welche die Blüthendecken bei dem Acte der Befruchtung spielen. Flora oder allgemeine botanische Zeitung 24 (1841): 204–8.

Guépin, Jean Baptiste Pierre. 1853. Note sur l’hybridation des Orchidées. Annales de la Société Linnéenne d’Angers (1853): 52–82.

Link, Heinrich Friedrich. 1849. Bemerkungen u@〈ber den Bau der Orchideen, besonders der Vandeen. Botanische Zeitung 7: 745–50.

Ménière, Prosper. 1854. Note sur la fécondation des orchidées. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 1: 367-71.

Orchids: On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1862.

Wiegmann, A. F. A. 1839. [Über die Unfruchtbarkeit bei den Bastardpflanzen.] Flora oder allgemeine botanische Zeitung 22 (1839): 703.


List of references on orchid structure and fertilisation.

Letter details

Letter no.
Daniel Oliver
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 104: 225–6
Physical description
Amem 3pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3039,” accessed on 20 September 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9