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To J. D. Hooker   30 [September 1874]

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The Aldrovanda has arrived. Has examined the leaves. It is an aquatic Dionaea which has acquired some structures identical to those of Utricularia!

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 340–341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9664

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  • Hooker, 29 September 1874 . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 29 September 1874  and n.  3. CD described the waterwheel plant, Aldrovanda vesiculosa , as a ‘miniature aquatic Dionaea ’, with projections resembling the bladders of Utricularia (bladderwort), in Insectivorous plants , pp.  321 and 324. Daniel Oliver’s paper on Utricularia described the bladders in U.  jamesoniana (Oliver 1859, …
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