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To J. D. Hooker   21 March [1871]


Asks name of an Abutilon from Fritz Müller.

Questions about Drosophyllum for experiments;

the meaning of "Sirdar".

Wonderful success of Descent. Astonished by liberality of public. No abuse yet.

Marvels at JDH’s plans for a trip to Morocco. Asks him to look for alpine insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 190–192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7607

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  • John and Ellen Frances Lubbock . CD had received specimens of Drosophyllum lusitanicum from Portugal in 1869 and had given two plants and seed to Hooker (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Inwards book , p.  197, No.  336, 29 September 1869; see also Correspondence vol.  17, letter to W.  C.  Tait, 27 August [1869] and n.  4). CD had studied Drosera (the genus of sundews) since 1860 ( …
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