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To Daniel Oliver   27 May [1861]


Requests that exotic species of Vinca, which never set seed at Kew, be fertilised by pressing a fine bristle between anthers as a moth would its proboscis.

Asks that Primula farinosa be sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  27 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 8 (EH 88205992)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3161

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  • r Crocker liked experiments; if so I wish he would insert fine brush, like a Bee into a few exotic Polygalas which do not naturally seed & mark flowers & see if pods swell; I suspect they require insect agency. By the way you have not sent me P.  farinosa; I daresay you have been so busy that you forgot it. — I beg & pray you not merely to acknowledge this. Yours most sincerely | C.  Darwin
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