Linnaeus writes to Claes EkebladEkeblad, Claes (1708-1771).
Swedish. Count, councillor, chancellor
of Åbo University. Correspondent
of Linnaeus. and promises, as requested [Ekeblad to Linnaeus, 6 March 1765Letter L3563], to send the Salix pentandra with fresh branches as soon as possible. There is no plant that is easier to propagate that willow branches, that need no other management than that they are immediately placed in the soil and kept moist until they have rooted. As regards the other, Salix phylicifolia, Linnaeus did not have it in his garden and knew not where to find it at a place closer than Luleå. Nevertheless, he knew that there were numerous Salices growing there and that the local farmers did not have a special name for it. Linnaeus did not know of any botanist in the whole of Västerbotten who could collect it.
P.S. Linnaeus adds that he had also included branches of a couple of other Salices that do not grow in France; saying that when they have grown. Bernhard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillantís
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus. could tell Princesse de Lorraine Marsan of FranceLorraine Marsan, French.
Princess de Marsan, wife of Camille
Louis de Lorraine Marsan. , their names.