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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4012 • Ferdinando Bassi to Carl Linnaeus, 13 December 1767 n.s.
Dated Idibus Decembris An: 1767. Sent from Bologna (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Ferdinando BassiBassi, Ferdinando
(c.1710-1774). Italian. Director of the
botanical garden of Bologna.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
gives a short description of the species Alisma, which he had found in the higher parts of the Apennines.

Bassi has managed to make Psoralea grow in his garden, and it stands outdoors during the winter, at least in Bologna. Bassi had received seeds from Palestine, and he now offers Linnaeus some seeds collected last autumn from his own specimen, which grew taller than a human being.

A formal description of Apocynum follows [fol. 436]. It had flowered in Bassiís heated greenhouse.

Bassi will make the formal presentations of these three new species to the Bologna society that evening, and he wants to inform Linnaeus at the same time. He will be glad to report other news to Linnaeus in the future, if Linnaeus will permit.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 434-436). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 229-230   p.229  p.230.