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1862 Darwin Fertilization of Orchids.

1862 Darwin Fertilization of Orchids.

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British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects", London, John Murray publishers. The only Darwin edition post "Origin of Species" not to be in the standard plain green binding. First book published by Darwin after "Origin of Species", and so the first book of supporting evidence for natural selection. Darwin wrote to the publisher on 24th Sept 1861 "I think this little volume will do good to the 'Origin", as it will show that I have worked hard at details". It must have pained Darwin that the cover gilt Cyncnoches orchid was actually figured upside-down! This unusual orchid has petals that point upward. Darwin acknowledged the influence of C.K. Sprengel's 1793 pioneering (neglected) work on pollination. The subject became mainstream after Darwin's interest.

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