Antoine Gouan to Carl Linnaeus,
22 April 1762 n.s.
L3056. Antoine GouanAntoine Gouan (1733-1821). French.
Antoine Gouan bio-GouanA} has recently been in controversy with François Boissier de La Croix de SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
1.Crepis; Gouan believes it to be a Hyoseris scabra.
2.Eupatorium; Gouan thinks that it should rather be called Erigeron or Conyza.
3. Linnaeus once believed this plant to be a Crepis; nowadays he calls it Leontodon hirtum, Systema naturae [Gouan refers to the tenth edition, Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
4. Sauvages and Séguier call a plant Sonchus; Gouan states that it is a Scorzonera picroides.
5. Sauvages and Séguier believe a plant to be a Hyoseris minima. However, Gouan advocates that it is a Hypochaeris.
6. A plant that Gouan believes to be Leontodon tuberosum is Hieracium according to Sauvages and Séguier.
They all eagerly await Linnaeusís verdict on these plants.
Gouan would like to receive Linnaea, Leontodon hispidum 6, Leontodon autumnale 4, Leontodon lanatum B and Leontodon aureum A, Systema naturae 1193, and Crepis pygmea.
Gouan has collected many of the seeds that Linnaeus wants to receive and will send them with the rest.