RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. "Summary of Tendrils". CUL-DAR157.2.79. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 5.2023. RN1

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.

The volumes CUL-DAR157.1-2 contain notes, abstracts etc. for Darwin's long paper and later book Climbing plants (1865). It was also commercially available as a softbound offprint, F834, F834a. See R. B. Freeman's bibliographical introduction. Items CUL-DAR157.11-60 were in a folder marked "Twiners". Items CUL-DAR157.61-112 were in a folder marked "Leaf-climbers" and items CUL-DAR157.114-147 were in a folder marked "Tendrils". Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.

This was used in Climbing plants, p. 90.


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"Summary of Tendrils"

To give idea of force of syringe, I may say that the lightest jet, however lightly given from it caused all the leaves of Mimosa to mistakenly bend, when the 1/32' gr loop of thread, rolled into a ball did not act on gland at base of leaflet.— This, however, is no safe criterion, for t I have ascertained, with other plant, that some are sensitive to excessively

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slight impact & not to slight pressure; where the sensitivity of others is reversed, for t —. are affected by excessively slight prolonged pressure & are indifferent to a momentary blow.—

 


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