Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
9 October 1769 n.s.
L4278. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus received Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Linnaeus is still at his country estate but has invited Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
Linnaeus comments on some botanical issues from the former letter, the rose, Senecio and Arenaria where he admits that he may have made a mistake.
Linnaeus has been busy all summer with 300 samples of plants from the region of the Cape of Good Hope. He comments on some of them, esp. on the genus Erica, of which he has very many species.
Linnaeus has been enjoying the flowering Cleome gigantea all summer, as well as Lobelia longiflora brought by Jacquin to Europe. But Linnaeus has not succeeded in making the Loasa seeds germinate, so Linnaeus wants Jacquin to tell him how he managed.
Linnaeus encloses seeds of Trifolium to be sown in sandy soil.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 105-107 p.105 p.106 p.107.