All surviving drafts, including three rediscovered pages, of Origin of Species revealed

November 24, 2023

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Dr John van Wyhe will be holding a public talk at the National Library of Singapore on 5 December. More information on the talk can be found here.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.