Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
1 July 1767 n.s.
L3937. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus has recived Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Linnaeus is tired, feels old and has been ill for most of the year, Jacquin’s letter has revived him somewhat.
Linnaeus returns comments on Colutea herbacea and Symhytum tuberosum.
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Linnaeus asks for details on Pimpinella pumila and Gnaphalium alpinum – the problem of the latter is that Linnaeus has seen only female flowers, no male ones. Has Jacquin seen flowers of both sexes?
In a postscipt, Linnaeus mentions that phalaena graminis has destroyed the whole crop of corn and caused a loss of more than, 1, 000 dalers.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 89-90 p.89 p.90.