RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. Abstract of Reuter, Essai sur la vegetation de la Nouvelle Castille. CUL-DAR73.17. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe 3.2014. RN1

NOTE: Reuter, M. 1843. Essai sur la vegetation de la Nouvelle Castille. Mémoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève 10: 215-243.

Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Essai sur la vegetation de la N. Castille par M. Reuter. p. 234. —

On the mountains N. of Madrid few truly alpine plants, though there are great masses of snow, but there are many annual plants of the sandy plains of Madrid.

p. 236. — few plants common to the Guadarannia N. of madrid & the Alps, enumerates 15 (where names sound very alpine). — All these are also found in Pyrenees — much less analogy with the S. Nevada of S. of Spain, & all the species common to the Nevada, are also found in the Asturias & Pyrenees.


  Andalusia Balearic Islds
The Scrophularees 1/27 1/43
Labiata 1/20 1/21


other facts showing that proportion does not hold the same in the Balearic island & in S. Spain (versus Hooker)

p. 239. — It is very curious that in Plateau of Castille, there are 11 plants, found in the Taurus & in countries N. & S. of Castille, but not found in any intermediate part of Europe.


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