Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli,
28 December 1761 n.s.
L3001. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Giovanni Antonio ScopoliGiovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723-1788).
The copy of the Flora CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Linnaeus acknowledges the way Scopoli has treated and applied his method and gives several hints on improvements for a future edition. Especially, Scopoli is asked to crosscheck the information that the flower of a certain species can change its sex due to conditions in the year in question and the form of cultivation; Linnaeus has never seen such a thing.
Linnaeus asks for a number of plants, either as dried specimens or as seeds, especially the Atropa 2, because it seems to be an extraordinary species. Scopoli could send the seeds or the dried specimen in a letter.
Linnaeus advices Scopoli to omit some passages in the Flora Carniolica, when the second edition will be published. [The next edition was published in 1771, Flora Carniolica, 2nd editionScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Scopoli should adress his letters to Linnaeus to the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
1. Lettere inedite di Carlo Linneo a Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1889), p. 7-8 .