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Link: • Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo to Carl Linnaeus, 14 June 1762 n.s.
Dated postridie Idus Jun. 1762. Sent from Napoli (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


For a long time Domenico Maria Leone CirilloCirillo, Domenico Maria Leone
(1739-1799). Italian. Physician and
naturalist, Naples. Correspondent of
had intended to write to Linnaeus to discuss the sexual system. Clas AlströmerAlströmer, Clas
(1736-1794). Swedish. Baron,
industrialist. Sent plants and specimens
to Linnaeus from his travels abroad.
Bought Linnaeus’s “little herbarium”,
now in the Natural History Museum in
Stockholm. Son of Jonas Alströmer,
brother of August, Johan and Patrick
Alströmer. Correspondent of
has told Cirillo that Linnaeus gladly receives letters from abroad on this topic.

During the previous year Cirillo found much in the pollen of the anthers, etc., which confirms the veracity of Linnaeus’s sexual method. Cirillo would have finished his “Flora Neopolitana” long ago, if he had been able to finish his travels in the northern and southern provinces of Italy. He hopes to be able to finish his work within years [the first volume of this work was published in 1788, Dominici Cyrilli [...] Plantarum variorum regni Neapolitani fasciculiis primus (secundus)Cirillo, Domenico Maria Leone
Dominici Cyrilli [...] Plantarum
variorum regni Neapolitani fasciculiis
primus (secundus). Cum tabulis
(Naples, 1788-1792).
]. The mountains of Naples have almost innumerable plants; many are either new or imperfectly described. Cirillo has now described and illustrated them according to Linnaeus’s rule.


a. (LS, III, 181-182). [1] [2] [3]