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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2963 • Carl Linnaeus to Carlo Allioni, 10 September 1761 n.s.
Dated 1761 d. 10 septembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Torino (Italia). Written in Latin.

Celeberrimo Viro,
D[omino] D[octori] Carol[o] Allionio,
Professori Botanico,
s[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus.

Die 17 aprilis hujus anni ad me datas rite accepi.

Moluccae frutescentis semina mihi non germinarunt, quod magnopere doleo. Si recentia habeas, ter oro rogoque in litteris mittas quantocyus; esset inter omnes plantas mihi gratissima.

Si habeas semina sequentia vel aliqua horum itidem generose mittas oro.

Flor[a] Nicaeensis


p. 12. Symphytum tuberosum.
p. 12. Lithospermum n:o 1, 2.
p. 15. Campanula Erinus n:o 1.
p. 19. Convolvulus althaeoides n:o 1.
p. 73. Stahelina dubia.
p. 101. Atractylus cancellata.
p. 196. Aphyllantus.

Magnopere etiam doleo, quod Chelone caule et foliis hirsutis non germinabat e tuis seminibus; si nova habeas, quaeso, mittas.

Neque germinabant Achillaea macrophylla neque Eruca tanacetifolia, Lychnis fl. umbellatis filam. Nigris.

Germinarunt vero sequentes:

Lychnis viscosa alpine, sed hoc anno non floret.

Teucrium supinum palustre Till. mihi Teucrium campanulatum, quod floret.

Cisti varii enati.

Salvia cretica angustifolia excrevit.

Cassida caule quadrangulo rubro Till. Scutellaria peregrina.

Thapsia latifolia villosa.

Ononis minutissima.

Erysimum dentis leonis folio.

Coriaria.

Mitto Dodecatheon, cujus semina mox terrae mandes; enascunt proximo vere et in sequente anno pulcherrimos dabunt flores.

Fac, ut sciam, quam cito Floram tuam Pedemontanam, omnium desideratissimam, videbimus!

Quotidie insatiabili desiderio exspecto dona tua, Arduini libellum et stirpes siccas tam liberali manu mihi oblatas.

Lapides mittam, quamprimum absolvi tomum tertium systematis.

Nuper prodiit nova editio meae Faunae Suecicae, auctior mille animalibus, plerisque insectis quae descripsi.

Novam paro editionem tomi primi systematis.

Dicas mihi, quid rescivisti de itinere Arabico D[omini] Donati.

D[abam] Upsaliae 1761 d[ie] 10 septembr[is].

Celeberrimo Viro
D[omino] D[octori] Carol[o] Allionio
Professori Botanico
Turin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Carlo AllioniAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for the letter of 17 April 1761Letter L2901.

Linnaeus reports on the progress and success with the seeds received from Allioni and requests new ones of several species. He asks also for some more from the Flora Nicaeensis [Linnaeus refers to Stirpium praecipuarum littoris et agri Nicaeensis enumeratio methodicaAllioni, Carlo Stirpium
praecipuarum littoris et agri Nicaeensis
enumeratio methodica; cum elencho
aliquot animalium ejusdem maris

(Paris 1757).
].

Linnaeus sends seeds of Dodecatheon and advises Allioni to sow them at once.

Linnaeus is eager to know when Allioni’s work on the flora of Piedmont will appear [Linnaeus refers to the fortcoming Flora PedemontanaAllioni, Carlo Flora
Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica
stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii
, 3
vol. (Torino 1785).
, which was published in 1785]. He also waits for the material outlined in the previous letter and promises to send Allioni fossils as soon as he has finished the third part of Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
[the 10th edition was published in two volumes, “Animalia” 1758 and “Vegetabilia” 1759. The third volume, “Mineralia” was never published].

Linnaeus reports to Allioni that he has just published a new edition of Fauna Suecica, [Linnaeus refers to the second edition, Fauna Svecica, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
sistens animalia Sveciae regni:
quadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces,
insecta, vermes, distributa per classes
& ordines, genera & species. Cum
differentiis specierum, synonymis
autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis
habitationum, descriptionibus
insectorum, 2nd edition
(Stockholm,
1761). Soulsby no. 1153.
] giving additional descriptions of more than one thousand animals and many more insects. A new edition of the first part of the Systema naturae is being prepared [the next edition was published in 1766, Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
].

Linnaeus wonders if Allioni knows anything about Vitaliano Donati’sDonati, Vitaliano (1713-1763).
Italian. Professor of natural history,
Turin. Travelled in the Balkans and in
the Orient. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
journey in Arabia.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Conservatoire et jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève). [1] [2] [3] [4]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 30-31   p.30  p.31.