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The Unequal Distribution of Rare Plants in the Alps 1


M. DE CANDOLLE has recently distributed copies of a paper communicated by him to the Botanical Congress held at Florence in 1874, in which he explains in a very convincing manner a fact which all botanists have noticed in Switzerland, but the causes of which have not hitherto been properly understood. No one is better acquainted with the plants of the Alps than Mr. Ball, and M. De Candolle prints as a text to his paper a remark made by the well-known author of the Alpine Guide, that it is matter of curious inquiry to ascertain why the vegetation of certain districts of the Alps is more varied than that of others.


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D., T. The Unequal Distribution of Rare Plants in the Alps 1 . Nature 13, 516–517 (1876).

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