Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus,
24 October 1759 n.s.
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Jacquin admits that Lens phaseoloides is a Minosa and that the Agave is a Yucca. He also returns to a number of other issues discussed in the previous letter.
Jacquin asks Linnaeus to check a number of details in a project he was working on and send back his comments if he found that something was lacking. This mainly concerned Tetrandria, Octandria, Decandria and Monadelphia.
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After some additional botanical details, Jacquin mentions that he was including a list of the seeds that he had enclosed. Many of the seeds, however, are no longer possible to define, since on three occasions during his journey he met British soldiers, who like pirates had stolen his notes on the collected seeds.
Jacquin sends Linnaeus a copy of François Boissier de La Croix de SauvageísSauvages, François Boissier de
The letter ends with a short description of Monanthera, and comments on some parts of plants that Linnaeus had described incompletely since he had never seen them flowering or in real life.