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Link: • Domenico Vandelli to Carl Linnaeus, 18 April 1769 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Lisboa (Portugal) to (). Written in Latin.


Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for a letter [this letter has not come down to us] and seeds.

Vandelli sends Linnaeus specimens of all the Erica variants he could find in his herbarium. Most of them are from Portugal, just a few from elsewhere.

Vandelli also sends seeds of a Brassica, that he thinks is a new species, and an Astragalus.

Birds and butterflies received from Para will follow as soon as possible.

The letter continues with descriptions of Schoenus mucronatus, an Anthericum, two variants of Brassica and an Astragalus.

A brief greeting to the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
] concludes the letter.


a. (LS, XVI, 76). [1] [2]