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From J. D. Hooker   16 March 1864

Ruscus

androgynus

Myrsiphyllum

Asparagus

Smilax

My dear Darwin

With the exception of the above which are green-house plants, all the others are stove things—1

They all went to day to the Down postman.

Ever yr affec | J D Hooker

Kew March 16/64.

Footnotes

CD had asked which plants, on a list that has not been found, were for his greenhouse and which for his hothouse (see letter from Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker, 12 March [1864]); he had also asked Hooker for Smilax in an earlier letter (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 [February 1864] and n. 1). Although Myrsiphyllum, which is now known as Asparagus, is not mentioned in any of CD’s publications, the other three plants are discussed in ‘Climbing plants’; both Ruscus androgynus and Asparagus are discussed in the section on spirally twining plants (see ibid., pp. 2–25, and note on R. androgynus in DAR 157.1: 21).

Bibliography

‘Climbing plants’: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. [Read 2 February 1865.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 9 (1867): 1–118.

Summary

List of four plants sent.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4428
From
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 101: 188
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4428,” accessed on 9 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4428.xml

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

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