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To George Bentham   17 June [1861]

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Asks for specimen of Orchis pyramidalis for his work on insect fertilisation of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  17 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 697)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3186

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To George Bentham   22 June [1861]

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Thanks GB for specimen [of Orchis pyramidalis].

Discusses a great difficulty with orchids: "Insects visit several species which never secrete an atom of honey." [See Orchids, p. 44ff.] Does GB know whether nectar is ever secreted and reabsorbed promptly?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  22 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 692, 690)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3193

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