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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4218 • Carl Linnaeus to Domenico Vandelli, 13 May 1769 n.s.
Dated 1769. d. 13 Maji.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus reports that he has received Domenico VandelliísVandelli, 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.
letter [presumably Vandelli to Linnaeus 2 February 1767Letter L4190] through Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus wishes that he will live to see the flora of Portugal published, which must be full of rare plants.

Vandelli should be able to get seeds of rare plants from Brazil and to sow them outdoors in Lisbon, since winter is not so cold there that it kills plants. Andreas Sigismund MarggrafMarggraf, Andreas Sigismund
(1709-1782). German. Chemist, the first
to put the sugar of the sugar-beet to
industrial use.
shows several plants, which hitherto have not been placed in the correct systematic family. Vandellia is the most common of the plants growing wild in the island of S. Tomé.

upEDITIONS

1. Florae lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimen (1788), p. 88-89 .