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From E. J. Johnston   16 March 1875

Summary

Reports an Araujia in Portugal that captures various insects on the horns of its stigma. Relates this to another asclepiad, Apocynum, which also captures insects. Is this "insectivory" or insect fertilisation?

Author:  Edwin John Johnston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 168: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9890

From E. J. Johnston   22 March 1875

Summary

He will write to Portugal for the insect-capturing Araujia.

Author:  Edwin John Johnston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 168: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9898

From E. J. Johnston   24 May 1875

Summary

The insect-capturing Araujia has been forwarded from Portugal.

He discovers Apocynum is not in the same family, and he has misquoted [John Leonard Knapp’s Journal of a naturalist (1829)]; Apocynum captures by stamens, not stigma.

Sends seeds of Portuguese Drosera.

Author:  Edwin John Johnston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 168: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9992
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