RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [1878?].11.01-02. Euphorbia jacquiniflora / Proof sheet of Forms of flowers, p. 61, published p. 119. CUL-DAR209.14.23. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 7.2023. RN1

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Nov I Euphorbia (light) (Vertical) Stem tied— jacquinifolia or some such name)

[sketch] almost terminal leaf

(9° 20

10.15 almost same spot

10.55 to left & down short way

11.30' a very little bit down

12 12 nearly same spot a little down & to left

1. 37 risen a bit, but not magnified enough for tracing

{2. 30'— gone up & to the left a little

2.55 same spot

4° — do

4° 45 do

5.20 do

7° 25 to left

8.30 a little to left

Nov. 2d There was only slightest trace of nutation, but tracing not magnified— & no vestige of sleep— leaf did not fall at all.— But plant not vigorous & not growing, & leaf selected, a young one, does not look healthy.— what can difference be compared with Kew.—



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