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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1047 • Carl Linnaeus to Georg Dionysius Ehret, 9 October 1749 n.s.
Dated 1749, d. 28 Sept.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to London (Great Britain). Written in Latin.

Excellenti Pictori,
Georgio Dionysio Ehret
Salutat
C[arolus] Linnaeus

Accepi a te missa semina, accepi tabulas tuas VIII,[1] quibus praestant[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ... ... ...[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] orbis; pro omnibus grates tibi rependo maximas, easdem[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ... ... ...[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ubique.[2]

Martynia tua 2da est mea Craniolaria; si[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ...[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] fructum[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ... [a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] quaeso eundem delinees. Martyniae species enim esse nequit[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ... ... ...[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] calyx, corolla, stamina.

Cereus tab[ula] 2 fig[ura] 3 floruit et in horto nostroLinnéträdgården,
Swedish. The Uppsala University
Botanical Garden was founded by Olof
Rudbeck the Elder in 1655.
hoc anno; vere egreg[iam] Oldenlandiam pulchre illustrasti tab[ula] 2 fig[ura] 1. Fac ut sciam numne ha[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ... ... ...[c/a ]cibus saturate rubris et tinctoriis? Quod magnam meam a[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ... ... ...[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] plantae.

Papajam egregie docuisti esse androgynam, floribus masculis et feminis in eadem planta.

Anagallis tua tab[ula] 3 fig[ura] 2 est, quantum ex figura conjecturare liceat, Lysimachia calycibus corollam superantibus Roy.416.[3] Linum minimum stellatum C.B. 214.[4]

Ketmia indica tab[ula] 6 fig[ura] 1 [a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ...[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] tur varietas Hibisci foliis palmato-digitatis septempartitis Hort. Cliff. 350.[5]

Alsine affinis tab[ula] 6 fig[ura] 3 novi generis esse plantam recte statuis; ego etiam hoc genus dudum condidi sub nomine Molluginis et dixi plantam Mollugo foliis saepius septenis lanceolatis Gron.Gronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeusís benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Virg. 14. [6]

Abutilon tab[ula] VII f[igura]1 et tab[ula] viii novum se ipso genus est, quod D[ominus] Clayton]Clayton, John (1685-1773).
British/American. Physician and
botanist. Born i England, moved to
Virginia in North America in 1715. His
herbarium collected in Virginia was
published by Johan Frederik Gronovius
and Linnaeus in Flora Virginica
(1739, 1743). Correspondent of Linnaeus.

Napaeam dixit, quod nomen retinui in Syst[emate] Nat[urae] edit[ione] 6ta[7] et novum genus assumsi; floruit haec planta, tam mas quam femina, in horto nostro, seminibus a CollinsonoCollinson, Peter (1694-1768).
British. Merchant and amateur naturalist
in London, corresponded with many
scientists. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
olim missis; constitit esse novum genus, sed non a sexu; at vero a calyce et stigmatibus, debet enim planta hermaphrodita necessario idem genus intrare; quod est Althaea virginiana, ricini folio. Herm.Hermann, Paul (1646-1695).
German. Botanist, physician at Batavia,
professor of botany at Leiden.
lugdb. 23.[8]

Perge bene mereri et plantarum illustratione te ipsum illustrare.

Dabam Upsaliae, 1749, d[ie] 28 Sept[embris].

[address] To Georg. Dyonis. Ehret / London

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Georg Dionysius Ehret for seeds and for eight pictures (from the Plantae et papiliones rariores). He comments on Ehretís illustrations. The following plants are mentioned:

Martynia. This is Linnaeusís Craniolaria.

Cereus. It has flowered in Linnaeusís garden this year.

Oldenlandia.

Papaja. Ehret is right in classifying it as androgynous.

Anagallis. This is Linnaeusís Lysimachia.

Linum minimum stellatum.

Ketmia indica.

Alsine. Ehret is right in classifying it as a new genus. Linnaeus used to call it Mollugo.

Abutilon. This is a new genus, described as Napaea by John Clayton, a name retained by Linnaeus in the sixth edition of Systema Naturae. This plant grows in the Uppsala University Botanical Garden from seeds sent to him by Peter Collinson.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, B. Linnaeus. Ms. Letters to D. Ehret, I.B=Supplements.). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. ďShort memoir of George Dionysius EhretĒ (1886), p. 49 .

upTEXTUAL NOTES

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upEXPLANATORY NOTES

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Ehret to Linnaeus, 28 October 1748 o.s., 8 November 1748 n.s.Letter L0970.
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