Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
(1727-1817). Dutch. Botanist. In
1755 at the order of emperor Franz I of
Austria he went to the Antilles and
South America. In 1763 he became
professor of mineralogy and chemistry at
Chemnitz, later professor of botany at
Vienna and director of the botanical
garden at Schönbrunn. Correspondent
of Linnaeus. reports that he has happened to find Linnaeusís letter of May, 1762Letter L3075 in a box of non-delivered mail at the post office. It had gone there since the address was not correct.
Some of the matter taken up there by Linnaeus is no longer on the agenda.
Jacquin was in the Alps in October and found a new species of Lichenis, Dill. Musc. 2,21, t. 30 f.121 (Jacquin refers to Johann Jacob DilleniusísDillenius, Johann Jacob
(1684-1747). German/British. Studied at
Giessen. Sherardian professor of botany
at Oxford. Correspondent of Linnaeus. Historia muscorumDillenius, Johann Jacob
Historia muscorum in qua circiter
sexcentae species veteres et novae ad
sua genera relatae describuntur et
iconibus genuinis illustrantur, cum
appendice et indice synonymorum. Opera
Jo. Jac. Dillenii (Oxford 1741). ). He can not send Linnaeus a specimen since it is too bulky, and he wonders if Linnaeus has ever seen that plant. It grows mainly in wet and shady, rocky locations.
Asplenium Trichomanes is enclosed. Jacquin regrets that he has confused Linnaeusís Borbonia with his own Heisteria, but he did not know that Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. had a picture of Borbonia; in addition, he was misled by information found with Charles PlumierPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
works. . The result, however, was that Heisteria seems to be a new species of its own.
The plant Jacquin has called Draba stellata is in reality Bursa pastoris alpina hirsuta. What, then, is Linnaeusís Draba hirta?