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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1000 • Carl Linnaeus to Johann Georg Gmelin, c. 31 December 1745 n.s.
Dated . Sent from () to St Petersburg (Russia). Written in Latin.

Alhagi maurorum, quod crescit ad Wolgam [non] procul a sodalitio Czaritzin,[1] debet procul dubio referri ad Hedysarum. Hedysarum foliis simplicibus lanceolatis, caule fruticoso spinoso. Si habeas semina, quaeso, mittas.

Limonium ramosissimum plantaginis angustiore folio, flore purpureo, calycibus argenteis. Posset dici
Statice caule nudo dichotomo[a][a] : MS1 <[illegible]>
dichotomo
ancipiti, foliis lanceolatis integris acuminato-spinosis, cujus synonymon forte Limonium elatius plantaginis foliis procumbentibus in aculeum terminatis, &c., Amm[anni]Amman, Johann (1707-1741).
Swiss/Russian?. Curator of Hans Sloane’s
natural history collection. Professor of
botany at the Imperial Academy of
Sciences at St Petersburg. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
descr[riptionum].[2]

Differt haec a Limonio africano, caule alato, foliis integris hirsutis, petalo pallide flavo, calice amoene purpureo, Mart[ini]Martyn, John (1699-1768).
British. Physician, professor of botany
at Cambridge.
cent[uria] 48 t. 46[3] eo, quod folia rigida nec mollia aut hirsuta, quod folia decurrentia ramos alatos s[ive] ancipites constituentia vix apice promineant. Differt a floribus et habitu toto.

Valeriana ista lutea, quam delineat Ammannus in iconibus, non habet stamina 5, sed modo 3.

Jacea integrifolia minor capitulo hirsuto, flore purpureo, Gerb[eri]Gerber, Traugott (1710-1743).
German. Medical doctor, botanist,
director of the oldest botanical garden
in Moscow..
Tanais.[4] 174. Est
Centaurea calycibus ciliatis, ciliis setaceis reflexis, Hort[i] Cliff[ortiani] 422,[5] nisi folia radicalia sint multifida, uti in meo specimine, quod ego puto ortum a male locatis foliis. Tu me de hac re doceas, rogo.

Carduus altissimus lanceolatus capite maximo tomentoso, Gerb[eri] Tanais. 77. Est
Carduus lusitanicus canescens alato caule, capite lanuginoso. Tournef[ortius]Tournefort de, Joseph Pitton
(1656-1708). French. Botanist and
explorer, professor of botany at Paris.
, inst[itutiones], 441.[6]

Aster salicis folio rigido angustiore, floribus luteis parvis, Gerb[eri] Tanais. 33. Est
Aster montanus luteus salicis glabro folio. C[asparus] B[auhinus]Bauhin, Caspar (1560-1624).
Swiss. Botanist and physician, Basle.
Bauhin’s Prodromus and Pinax
theatri botanici
(1620, 1623, 1671)
were important works in the field of
botanical nomenclature.
, 266.
Aster foliis lanceolatis amplexicaulibus glabris serrato-ciliatis recurvis, floribus solitariis, caule striato. Mihi in Fl[ora] Suecica 696.[7]

[address] a Monsieur, Monsieur Gmelin / Professeur & Membre d’lacademie / imperial / St Petersburg.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus helps Johann Georg Gmelin to describe various plants.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 <[illegible]> dichotomo