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Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants
Darwin

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This etext was prepared by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk
from the 1906 John Murray edition. 

THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS 

PREFACE 

This Essay first appeared in the ninth volume of the 'Journal of the
Linnean Society,' published in 1865.  It is here reproduced in a
corrected and, I hope, clearer form, with some additional facts.  The
illustrations were drawn by my son, George Darwin.  Fritz Muller,
after the publication of my paper, sent to the Linnean Society
(Journal, vol.  ix., p.  344) some interesting observations on the
climbing plants of South Brazil, to which I shall frequently refer.
Recently two important memoirs, chiefly on the difference in growth
between the upper and lower sides of tendrils, and on the mechanism
of the movements of twining-plants, by Dr.  Hugo de Vries, have
appeared in the 'Arbeiten des Botanischen Instituts in Wurzburg,'

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