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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4227 • Carl Linnaeus to Domenico Vandelli, 9 June 1769 n.s.
Dated 1769. Jun. 9.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks 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.
for the sending [Vandelli to Linnaeus 18 April 1769Letter L4206] of several Erica species, which he was very pleased to receive.

The Anthericum is new to Linnaeus. He gives some references to known species and presents the differences. It could be that he already had a similar specimen in his collections, received from Spain, but the flowers of that are just half as big.

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