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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   27 [June 1874]

Very many thanks for letter about erica tetralix— My daughter in N. Wales says the miniature sycamore leaf is that of bog-pippernel.1

In Haste. | Ch. Darwin

Down. 27th

Footnotes

The letter from CD’s prospective daughter-in-law, Amy Ruck, identifying as bog pimpernel (Anagallis tenella) some of the small leaves that she had sent him stuck to specimens of Pinguicula (butterwort) has not been found; for Thiselton-Dyer’s identification of others as Erica tetralix (cross-leaved heath), see the letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 26 June 1874.

Summary

Thanks for letter on Erica tetralix.

Identification of leaves digested by Pinguicula.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9566
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Sent from
Down
Postmark
JU 28 74
Source of text
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 18)
Physical description
ApcS

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9566,” accessed on 15 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9566.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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