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To Lydia Ernestine Becker   [26 or 27 May 1863]

Summary

Thinks the dark purple anthers are a mass of a Cryptogamic plant, allied to the smut of Wheat. There remains a case of a reversion from a diœcious to a hermaphrodite condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Date:  [26 or 27 May 1863]
Classmark:  Journal of Botany 7: 291–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4185G

To L. E. Becker   2 August [1863]

Summary

Thanks LEB for the Lychnis seed [see 4258], which he will plant in the hope of fertilising the little ovaria.

Comments on the two forms of Linum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Date:  2 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  Charterhouse Archives (ACC 013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4260A

From Lydia Ernestine Becker   18 May 1863

Summary

Sends flowers of a variety of Lychnis dioica which has bisexual flowers.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4170

From L. E. Becker   21 May [1863]

Summary

Has forwarded a box of Lychnis plants to CD; gives her observations on the variations in stamen length.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4173

From L. E. Becker   23–4 May [1863]

Summary

Gives the results of her observations on Lychnis; lists four different types of flower present and their occurrence.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23–4 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4182

From L. E. Becker   28 May [1863]

Summary

Thanks for CD’s paper [not named].

Inquires whether Lychnis, as an hermaphrodite, is more susceptible to fungus, disease, other weaknesses.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4189

From L. E. Becker   8 July [1863]

Summary

Sends seeds of female Lychnis diurna; has found none in hermaphrodites.

On variation, hybridity, and inheritance of parasites in this plant.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4235

From L. E. Becker   31 July [1863]

Summary

Has found seeds produced by an hermaphroditic Lychnis and will send them. On structural obstacles to fertilisation of hermaphrodite Lychnis.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4258
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