RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. Abstract of Gingins, Mémoire sur la famille des Violacées. CUL-DAR73.8. Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

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

NOTE: Reference: Gingins, F. de. 1823. Mémoire sur la famille des Violacées. Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle de Genève 2: 1-28.

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


Tom II . Memoire sur la Famille des Violacees. par. F. de Gingins p. 2 This family does not endure all systems & methods without being disunited "elles forment plûtot une famille par enchainement, dont. les extrèmes offrent assez de dissemblance, mais dont les intermediares" &c.

p. 3. genus Viola, exclusively temperate, both of N. & S. except some from the Andes

p. 9. The general form of th inferior petal in the Violets, furnishes generic characters, yet it varies to a certain extent in the different species, & slightly in the in same species

p.11. Most of species of Violets produce in autumn imperfect flowers, more or less, deprived of corolla, yet produce seeds equally well & somtime better than the others .— A means of transition by which a flower might become corolla-less.— by a jump

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