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To Daniel Oliver   31 March [1864]

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Asks DO to give enclosed [letter?] from John Scott to Hooker.

JS’s work on orchid self-sterility; Acropera has 371250 seeds in one capsule.

Wishes something could be done for Scott.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  31 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 44 (EH 88206027)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4068

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From Daniel Oliver   [17 March 1864]

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Observations on climbing species of Tacoma. [Tecoma!?]

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4418

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To Daniel Oliver   11 March [1864]

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Struck with corresponding positions of tendrils and flower-stalks in Passiflora. Sends [W. E. Darwin’s] dissection drawings of earliest stages. Infers that tendril is a modified flower peduncle.

Requests DO look at mode of climbing in Tecoma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  11 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 69–70; DAR 261.10: 40 (EH 88206023)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4424

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From Daniel Oliver   12 March 1864

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Discusses homologies of plant organs.

The passion-flower tendril should be considered a modified branch rather than a modified flower. Considers the distinction between the peduncle and the leaf midrib.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4425

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From Daniel Oliver   [before 31 March 1864]

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Encloses memorandum on tendrils. Nature of tendrils in Modecca.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 31 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 81, 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4417

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To Daniel Oliver   18 March [1864]

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Thanks for information on Tecoma.

Cannot believe DO’s statement about Catasetum; is sure C. tridentatum sets seeds in its native country.

CD erred on Acropera, but how is it naturally fertilised?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  18 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 59 (EH 88206042)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4430

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