Pehr Osbeck to Carl Linnaeus,
6 September 1752 n.s.
L1462. Pehr OsbeckPehr Osbeck (1723-1805). Swedish.
Pehr OsbeckOsbeck, Pehr (1723-1805).
Among the plants sent by Magnus LagerströmLagerström, Magnus
These plants and Portulaca (or maybe not the real one but a plant very similar to the real one) are the only ones that grow on the island.
The tea-set should be in Uppsala. In the tea-pot, Osbeck had put mosses and other natural specimens and a few Fuci from Asuncion. One of the cups was broken, and the lid of the sugar bowl is glued, but in other respects the set is complete.
Among the plants, there was also another Fucus and a Melastoma.
In colder weather, Osbeck feels better.
P. S. Osbeck observes that Melothria and Sphaeranthus in the Ceylonese flora should also be included in the Chinese flora. Osbeck also mentions that he has another Fucus found outside England during the return voyage but that it is too heavy to include in the sending.