Carl Linnaeus to Johannes Burman,
c. 5 September 1757 n.s.
L2276. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Johannes BurmanJohannes Burman (1707-1779). Dutch.
Linnaeus has seen, read and examined Johannes BurmanísBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Linnaeus is not pleased with the name Osterdikia because Johannes Oosterdijk SchachtOosterdijk Schacht, Johannes
As concerns Dracontium and Wachendorfia, Linnaeus agrees completely. The leaves have died but they have perfect roots.
Linnaeus asks Burman to give names to two new genera, preferably not after persons, unless they deserve it very well.
Linnaeus has received a living shoot from China, which will flower soon. It should be numbered among the most beautiful flowers from a tree.
Linnaeus is amazed seeing so many rare flowers and plants from the Cape of Good Hope. When will the day come when all the shrubs are explained? Certainly Burman has them all.
Linnaeus asks Burman to send flowers of Schoenus capensis and of plant number 88 in a letter.