Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli,
29 August 1763 n.s.
L3281. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Giovanni Antonio ScopoliGiovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723-1788).
Linnaeus does not know if his latest letter [20 June 1763Letter L3264] has reached Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Linnaeus has got very many plants from friends this year, both dried and living. Also, a set of insects are on their way from the Cape of Good Hope region on board an Indian ship, but they have not yet reached Uppsala.
Linnaeus has got a stuffed flamingo, and he wonders if Scopoli knows anything of its habits.
A new publication on birds with nice pictures has come out in England.
Linnaeus has heard that Scopoli is preparing a “Fauna Carniolica” [Scopoli never published a fauna, but was preparing a publication of descriptions and illustrations of insects and birds, see Scopoli to Linnaeus 22 October 1763Letter L3310], mainly dealing with insects. There is lack of illustrations on insects, they are mostly dispersed in Röselius [August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof’sRösel von Rosenhof, August
Hyoscyamus atropa did not germinate, which Linnaeus regrets. It is something between Belladonna and Hyoscyamus. He wants Scopoli to put a drawing of it in the Flora Carniolica, 2nd editionScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
The letter contains the second half of the list of plants in Scopoli’s box, a continuation from the preceding letter.
1. Lettere inedite di Carlo Linneo a Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1889), p. 13-16 .