Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus,
25 February 1768 n.s.
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The palm Cycas has flowered for the second time in Vienna. Jacquin had seen it also in 1765, but the ignorant Aadrian StekhovenStekhoven, Aadrian Dutch.
Jacquin remembers the plant just superficially. He has no contact with Stekhoven, nor does he want to. Stekhoven is ignorant, mendacious and unreliable. He was earlier in Leiden.
Anastatica syriaca is described somewhere by Boccone, but as Jacquin does not own Silvio-Paolo Boccone’sBoccone, Silvio-Paolo
Jacquin hopes to get seeds of Loasa so that he can send some to Linnaeus in time to be planted this spring.
Cleome gigantea is a plant from the Cayenne region in South America. It is easy to cultivate in a greenhouse. Jacquin thinks he has already sent seeds to Linnaeus but will send more if necessary.
Jacquin encloses a picture of Cleome and two dried specimens of plants, which he can not decide on by himself.
Jacquin asks again for Linnaeus’s help to find a mineralogist in Sweden, with whom he can start an exchange relationship.