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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   28 [September 1874]

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

28

My dear H.

I shd. much like to know whence U. Amethystia comes: it has a most extraordinary bladder. U. nelumbifolia, I think you said, was from Brazil.— Will you ask Oliver to look at these 2 sp., & tell me, if he can, whether they are floating or fixed plants; I ask because I find crustaceans in bladders of both, so that if rooted they must be in very wet mud.1

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Daniel Oliver had sent CD fragments of Utricularia amethystina (Florida purple bladderwort) and U. nelumbifolia from the herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (see Insectivorous plants, pp. 442–3).

Bibliography

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Summary

Queries about species of Utricularia.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9662
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 95: 339
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9662,” accessed on 3 August 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9662.xml

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

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