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Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. G. More   17 [July 1861]

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Summary

Asks for specimen of Orchis latifolia and O. maculata. " … as some Botanists doubt whether they are distinct species it would be rather curious to show them insects distinguish them".

Found a lot of bee orchids. "All facts point clearly to self-fertilisation in this species; yet I cannot swallow the bitter pill."

Summary

Asks for specimen of Orchis latifolia and O. maculata. " … as some Botanists doubt whether they are distinct species it would be rather curious to show them insects distinguish them".

Found a lot of bee orchids. "All facts point clearly to self-fertilisation in this species; yet I cannot swallow the bitter pill."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3211
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Alexander Goodman More
Sent from
Torquay
Source of text
Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3211,” accessed on 19 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3211.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9

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