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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. D. Hooker   20 [November 1861]1

Down

20th

My dear Hooker

I am very sorry to bother you, but see what Lindley says about the Acropera luteola.2 What must I do? Can you tell me who named it?

Yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Dated by the relationship to the letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 November [1861].
Hooker had sent CD flowers of an orchid he identified as Acropera luteola. John Lindley, however, had informed CD that he knew of ‘no species so named’ (Orchids, p. 203 and n.).

Bibliography

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.

Summary

JDH asked to check Lindley on Acropera.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3325
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 115: 132
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3325,” accessed on 15 June 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3325.xml

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

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