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From W. E. Darwin   6 May 1864

May 6. 64

Shortstyled Pulmonaria Magnificn 55

Longstyled pulmonaria Magnificn 55

CD annotations

Verso: ‘Shape of Stigma’1 pencil


CD had grown curious about the shape of the stigma in the two forms of the dimorphic Pulmonaria angustifolia (see letter from W. E. Darwin, 14 April [1864] and n. 9, and letter to W. E. Darwin, [after 14 April – 5 May 1864]). William mentioned later that he thought all the stigmas were ‘more or less bilobed’ (see letter from W. E. Darwin, 12 May [1864], and n. 7).


Diagrams of short- and long-styled Pulmonaria under magnification.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Erasmus Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
DAR 110: A75–6

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4487F,” accessed on 20 October 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12