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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3207 • Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo to Carl Linnaeus, 31 January 1763 n.s.
Dated pridie Kal. Februarias A. 1763. Sent from Napoli (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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Domenico Maria Leone CirilloCirillo, Domenico Maria Leone
(1739-1799). Italian. Physician and
naturalist, Naples. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
answered Linnaeus’s letter four months ago [Cirillo to Linnaeus,10 October 1762Letter L3133]. He also sent seeds and dried specimens of plants. However, since he has heard nothing from Linnaeus, he fears that the letter might have gone astray.

Cirillo has questions as to some names of plants in Linnaeus’s Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
.

Cirillo’s poor health and other obligations have stopped him from working with his “Flora Neopolitana” [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
aeneis
(Naples, 1788-1792).
].

Cirillo mentions a very beautiful moss, Bryum alpinum. He cannot find a similar species in Linnaeus’s works.

Cirillo mentions some plants that he has collected, for example, orchids and a very beautiful Galium.

Crocus bulbocodium flowers in a private pleasure garden.

Cirillo sends some rare seeds.

Cirillo eagerly awaits a new edition of Linnaeus’s Species plantarum [Cirillo refers to the new edition, Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
.

Cirillo offers to send insects.

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a. (LS, III, 185-186). [1] [2] [3]