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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4133 • Carl Linnaeus to Antoine Gouan, 14 November 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 14 Novembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Montpellier (France). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus helps Antoine GouanGouan, Antoine (1733-1821).
French. Botanist, Montpellier. Student
under Sauvages. Director of the
botanical garden in 1767, later
professor of botany and medicine.
Although an admirer of Linnaeus he tried
to develop a hybrid of his system of
classification. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
to identify plants. The Pyrenean Astragalus is neither Astragalus uralensis nor Astragalus vesicarius. It seems to be Astragalus campestris which grows in the Pyrenees.

Arabis is Cardamine parviflora.

If the Pyrenean Silene always brings forth two flowers, it is a new species. However, Linnaeus suspects that it will yield more flowers when sown in gardens.

Linnaeus fears that Iberis gibraltarica is a mere variety of Iberis amara from a subalpine habitat.

Sauvages often quotes Pierre CussonCusson, Pierre (1727-1783).
French. Physician and botanist,
Montpellier. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. Linnaeus wonders what Cusson writes about and whether it has anything to do with the cure of Dulcamara for syphilis.

The leaves of Dionaea catch and crush the insects that crawl on them.

Linnaeus wonders whether Louis Econches Feuillée sFeuillée, Louis Econches
(1660-1732). French. Clergyman,
explorer, astronomer and botanist.
, Calceolaria can be found in Paris. He would like to receive seeds.

Linnaeus sends seeds of Hedysarum junceum, Spilanthus, Cinnia, Hypoxis and Tripsacum hermaphroditum.

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a. original holograph (BL, Additional Ms 22935, 225). [1] [2]