Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. acknowledges his indebtedness to Linnaeus for all he has learnt in natural history.
He is now sending Linnaeus his report of his botanical discoveries in Bohuslän [some years later Kalm published his travelreport in Pehr Kalms Wästgötha och Bahusländska resaKalm, Pehr Pehr Kalms
Bahusländska resa förrettad
år 1742 : med anmärkningar
uti historia naturali, physique,
jemte nödige figurer
(Stockholm, 1746). ].
Among the relatively rare plants he has found, he mentions the following ones in his letter:
Ligustrum, common on the islands.
Alchemilla, Flora LapponicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
plurimarum (Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279. , 67, found on Kosterön, near the sea, remarkable for a mountain plant.
Anagallis, Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford (Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328. , 52:1.
Solanum, three species, two of which are mentioned in Hortus Cliffortianus.
Chenopodium, grows near shores.
Statice, Limonium maritimum maius, there is a reference to Caspar BauhinBauhin, Caspar (1560-1624).
Swiss. Botanist and physician, Basle.
Bauhinís Prodromus and Pinax
theatri botanici (1620, 1623, 1671)
were important works in the field of
botanical nomenclature. , blue flowers, common on a skerry in Tanum.
Erica, Hortus Cliffortianus, 148:8, abounds.
Sedum, four species.
Rubus, Hortus Cliffortianus, Sp. 1.
Geum, a new genus found in addition to those mentioned in Hortus Cliffortianus.
Thalictrum, a new species.
Cochlearia, grows so abundantly that it could furnish all the pharmacies of Sweden with seeds.
Crambe, more common than cabbages in the gardens of Uppsala.
Pisum, there is a reference to Pisum marinum and John RayRay, John (1627-1705).
British. Naturalist and clergyman. One
of the most influential botanists before
He has kept a little plant in his care during his journey; he calls it Nescio [=unknown to me]. He gives a description of it and asks if it can be Anthericum.
P.S. He sends his regards to Linnaeus and Anders CelsiusCelsius, Anders (1701-1744).
Swedish. Professor of astronomy,
Uppsala. Correspondent of Linnaeus. . He has collected the specimens Celsius asked for.