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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Domenico Vandelli, 1 October 1763 n.s.
Dated 1. octobris. 1763.. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus thanks Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for the material that he had received on the previous day [Vandelli to Linnaeus, 20 August 1763Letter L5447].

He comments on a few of the specimens, which he admits that he had not seen before. These are: Saxifraga burseriana, Saxifraga hypnoides and Arenaria rotundifolia.

Linnaeus has received a Thea from China. It may be the first one ever in a European garden.

Vallisneria was interesting to Linnaeus, and it was a very beautiful specimen. Its flower is very like that of Juncus lacustris.

Linnaeus had wondered how Pietro ArduinoArduino, Pietro (1728-1805).
Italian. Professor of economy, Padua.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
could have so many rare plants from Brazil. Now, he has learnt that they came from Giulio PontederaPontedera, Giulio (1688-1757).
Italian. Director of the botanical
garden and professor of botany at Padua.
He rejected Linnaeusís system. Linnaeus
named a family of Narcissoides,
Pontederia, after him.
, but it remains to be explained from where Pontedera had received them at the very beginning.


1. Florae lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimen (1788), p. 78-79 .