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How a Rare Darwin Sketch Finally Got Published After 183 Years

In 1833, a little more than a quarter-century before publishing On the Origin of Species, with the Beagle at anchor off the treeless shores of Port Desire, southern Argentina, Charles Darwin sat down and drew a flower.  Just one flower, a not very good specimen of Gavilea patagonica, the foot-high orchid of temperate grassland that’s a favorite fodder of the guanaco, the local cousin of the llama.
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