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From W. H. Dallinger   10 January 1876

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Has confirmed CD’s observations on Drosera.

Asks whether CD agrees that it is "no longer a fact" that the bladders of Utricularia vulgaris enable the plant to become lighter for fecundation and heavier when that act is accomplished. Plans to undertake further observations, under very high-powered microscopes, of mechanism of digestion.

Summary

Has confirmed CD’s observations on Drosera.

Asks whether CD agrees that it is "no longer a fact" that the bladders of Utricularia vulgaris enable the plant to become lighter for fecundation and heavier when that act is accomplished. Plans to undertake further observations, under very high-powered microscopes, of mechanism of digestion.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10352
From
William Henry Dallinger
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Gt Crosby
Source of text
DAR 162: 33
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10352,” accessed on 23 June 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10352

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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