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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4370 • Johan Zoëga to Carl Linnaeus, 12 May 1770 n.s.
Dated d. 12. Maij 1770.. Sent from Kψbenhavn (Denmark) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Equiti illustrissimo C[arolo] a Linné,
Patrono ac Praeceptori suo ad Cineres colendo,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] D[icit]
J[ohannes] Zoëga.

Mitto demum semina desiderata, Koenigianaque omnia quae possideo, toto pectore optans, ut TIBI grata voluptatique sint et bene germinent. Quod ad hortum nostrum, hic iam in lethargo jacet, et mox destructum eum visuros nos metuimus. Locus, quem occupat, aptior videtur mercatorio usui; hinc primum de translocatione horti in alium locum agitabatur. At quum haec nimiis comitata erat impensis, nunc fere conclusum est, ut hortus plane destruatur, nobisque prohibitum ulterius in operationibus nostris progredi. Sic quotidie fatum rei botanicae nostrae exspectamus. Interim Floram Danicam colligere et publici juris facere continuabit Oederus; quid vero de me fiet, nescio. Vereor autem, ne florae Faunaeque valedicere cogar.

Florae fasciculum nonum cum tractatu politico, quem praeterito anno conscripsit, mox mittet Oederus, hisque additurus est delineationem Bulbosae, quam Aletris speciem esse putas. Buphtalmi speciosissimi descriptionem, quam praeterito anno confeci, hisce subjungam. Unicam habeo radicem, quam Tibi mitterem, si modo occasio opportuna mihi daretur. Milleriae olim missae semina non habeo; acceperam ea ab ipso Millero sub eodem nomine. Muscos certe adhuc amo, et ubicunque possum colligo, sed cui iam usui? Fabricius missurus est collectionem parvam insectorum, quae nova putat, quamprimum nempe poterit. Relatio de Gallorum peregrinatione in Norwegia falsissima est, et auctorem habet D[omi]num Bomare, qui se unicum historicum naturalem putare videtur. Vale et favere perge!

Hafn[iae] d[ie] 12 Maii 1770.

Buphthalmum speciosissimum. Syngenes. Polygam. Necessaria.

Calyx imbricatus foliolis ovatis obtusis magnis.

Receptaculum haemisphaericum paleaceum, paleis apice lanceolato obtuso ciliato fuscis, flosculis disci brevioribus.

Flosculi radii feminei fertiles.
Corollulae ligulatae, longitudinaliter biplicatae, apice bidentatae? luteae.
Styli duo! ad basin usque divisi filiformes. Semen membranaceum ovatum, subconcavum. Pappus ex squamis duabus minimis, mox Helianthi.

Flosculi disci hermaphroditi steriles.
Corollulae tubulosae limbo quadrifido erecto.
Antherae corollulae tubo inclusae, fuscae.
Stylus simplicissimus crassus cylindraceus s[ive] subclavatus, obtusus luteus, villo tenuissimo concolore pubescens.
Seminum loco pedicelli flosculis longiores subclavati, apice pubescentes, marginati.
Pedunculus subtriqueter.
Caulis bipedalis et ultra, laevis, lineis albis tenuissimis maculatis, inferne petiolis membranaceis amplexicaulibus subvaginatus, superne parum ramosus, ramis in pedunculos subdivisis.
Folia alterna, inferiora magna, dura, rigida, compacta, venis anastomosantibus confertissimis reticulata, subcordata ovataque acuta, serrato-dentata, tenuissime ciliata, petiolis basi dilatatis submembranaceis amplexicaulibus.
Ramificationum folia imperfecta, demum evanescunt, superstite ad superiores ramificationes sola petioli membrana complicata, obtusa.
Radix fusiformis, tuberosae similis.
Sub dio per aestatem viguit et floruit, hyeme in hybernaculo inclusa.

Catalogus seminum a Koenigio missorum.

1. Diadelpha esculenta, culta. St. Johanna.
2. Glycine Abrus. Johanna.
3. Convolvulus – – – –
4. Conv. pes Caprae – – – –
5. Anonym. – – – –
6. Ricinus – – – –
7. Malvacea – – – –
8. Anonym. – – – –
9. Justicia – – – –
10. Anonym. – – – –
11. Hibiscus Abelmoschus – – – –
12. Thottea – – – –
13. Polygamia polyandria – – – –
vide No. 53. Descriptionum.
14. Ocymum suffruticosum. Johanna.
15. Ocymi species altera – – – –
16. Cotyledon umbellatum. Cap.
17. Convolvulus – – – – Johanna
18. Convolvulus sp. altera. – – – –
19. Cucurbita ad rivulos – – – –
20. Diadelpha fruticosa – – – –
21. Cassia – – – –
22. Diadelpha – – – –
23. Cassia – – – –
24. Conyza l. Eupatorium Tranquebar
25. Anonym. – – – – Johanna
26. Corchorus – – – –
27. Malvacea – – – –
28. Anonym – – – – Cap. b. sp.
29. Solanum – – – – Johanna
30. Didynamia – – – –
31. Anonym. – – – – Cap. b. sp.
32. – – – – Johanna
33. – – – –
34. – – – –
35. – – – –
36. – – – –
37. Leucadendron – – – – Cap. b. sp.
38. L. Lepidocarpodendr. – – – –
39. Protea argentea – – – –
40. Ricinus – – – –
41. Cycas circinalis. Johanna.
42. Clitoria – – – –
43. Fruticulus – – – –
44. Poinciana bijuga. Tranqu[e]bar.
45. Pavetta – – – –
46. Vinca rosea – – – –
47. Cynosurus aegyptius
48. Leguminosa fruticosa. Johanna.
49. – – – –
50. Vitex trifolia – – – –
51. Justicia
52. Poa tenella – – – – Tranquebar
53. Croton Zeylanicum Tranqu[e]bar
54. Leguminosa – – – – Johanna
55. Aeschynomene pumila – – – –
56. Hedysarum vaginale – – – – Tranquebar
57. Commelina. Fl. Zeyl. 32.
58. Celosia argentea – – – – Tranqueb.
59. Pentapetes? – – – –
60. Malvacea – – – –
61. – – – –
62. Annona – – – –
63. Calamaria
64. Sida indica – – – –
65. Corchorus – – – –
66. Astragalus carina calcarata Tranqueb.
67. Cyperus
68. Cacalia fl. purpureo. – – – –
69. Ocymum frutescens
70. Cassia Absus – – – –
71. Diadelpha
72. Saccharum
73. Cyperus pumila Tranqueb.
74. Tribulus lanuginosus – – – –
75. Celosia lateriflora – – – –
76. Crotalaria laburnifol.
77. Gramen – – – –
78. Aeschynomene aspera – – – –
79. Anonym. – – – –
80. Sida – – – –
81. Malvacea – – – –
82. Cynosurus – – – –
83. Crotalaria – – – –
84. Cracca Fl. Zeyl. – – – –
85. Malvacea – – – –
86. Diadelpha – – – –
87. Achyranthes – – – –
88. Dolichos – – – –
89. Mollugo – – – –
90. Scirpus – – – –
91. Poa tenella – – – –
92. Anonym – – – –
93. Crotalaria verrucosa – – – –
94. Dolichos – – – –
95. – – – –
96. Crotalaria procumbens
97. Achyranthes
98. Scirpus Tranquebar
99. Helonias – – – –
100.Mollugo – – – –
101.Aeschynomene
102. Pharnaceum ? – – – –
103. Mollugo – – – –
104. Amaranthus – – – –
105. Hedysarum
106. Rumex vesicarius
107. Cassia
108. Syngenesia
109. Indigofera
110. Clitoria
111. Dolichos
112. Amygdali descripti
113. Cassia
114. Anonym. – Johanna
115. Periploca?
116. Lomentacea
117. – – – –
118. Helonias
119. Sterculia
120. Diadelpha
121. Cassia
122. Planta nigro tinctoria
123. Malva
124. Diadelpha
125. Solanum?
126. Hedysarum
127. – – – –
128. Crotalaria
129. – – – –
130. Mimosa
131. Dolichos pruriens
132. Genista
133. An Verbesina
134. Leguminosa – Johanna
135. Aristida
136. Anonym.
137. Portulaca
138. Diadelpha
139. – – – – Johanna
140. Solanum esculentum
141. Anonym. Johanna
142. Umbellata. Cap.
143. Leguminosa
144. Sagittaria
145. Anonym. Johanna
146. Crotalaria hirta
147. Strychnos
148. Malvacea
149. Anonym. Johanna
150. – – – –
151. Dolichos
152. An Periploca
153. Anon. Johanna
154. Renealmia
155. Vicia frutex
156. Convolvulus
157. Cassia?
158. An Tranquebar
159. Bauhinia
160. Clitoria
161. Diadelpha
162. Ficus fructu globoso
163. Annona
164. Guilandina Marungon.
165. Dolichos
166. Cassia
167. Leguminosa
168. Anon. Tranquebar
169. Cannabis
170. Dolichos aut Phaseolus
171. Crotalaria
172. Ricinus
173. Anon. Johanna
174. An Juniperus?
175. Leguminosa
176. Aeschynomene
177. Pentapetes
178. Leguminosa
179. Phaseolus
180. Didynamia Gymnospermia
181. Anon. Johanna.
182. Hedysarum
183. Bombax
184. Cucurbitacea
185. Lomentacea
186. Dolichos
187. An.
188. Leguminosa
189. – – – –
190. Amaranthus
191. Convolvulus
192. Cassia
193. Sagittaria
194. Leguminosa
195. Mesembryanthem. Cap. b. sp.
196. Semen e strobilo ovato. Cap.
197. An Cleome?
198. Gramen
199. Malvacea
200. Periploca aut Asclepias
201. Amaranthus
202. Momordica esculenta
203. Vicia. Tranquebar
204. Argemone mexicana
205. Leguminosa
206. Dolichos
207. Commelina cristata
208. Arachis hypogaea
209. Sesamum orientale
210. Cardiospermum
211. Corchorus
212. Boerhavia
213. Convolvulus Johanna
214. Cleome
215. Hibiscus. Johanna
216. Lactuca
217. Portulaca pilosa
218. Celosia nodiflora
219. Panicum
220. Malvacea
221. Cyperus
222. Phaseolus
223. Sesamum
224. Cucurbita ex Africa interiore
225. Thymus. Johanna.
226. Paspalum
227. Andropogon
228. Anon. Johanna
229. Sterculia. Johanna
230. Amaranthi Species?
231. Astragalus. Johanna
232. Dolichos
233. Hedysarum. Johanna.
234. Vicia esculenta
235. Cucurbita
236. Cardiospermum
237. Scoparia dulcis
238. Ricinus
239. Dolichos
240. Cucumis
241. Achyranthes
242. Malvacea
243. Dolichos
244. Celosia argentea
245. Anon. Cap. b. sp.
246. Syngenesia
247. Cleome
248. Momordica esculenta
249. Cannabis
250. Phaseolus foliis lobatis
251. Diadelphia. Johanna.
252. Poae species
253. Anon. Johanna
254. Malvacea Tranquebar
255. Phaseolus Caracalla
256. Diadelpha tinctoria
257. Uniola
258. Anon. Cap. b. sp.
259. Panicum filiforme
260. Urtica. Johanna
261. Anonym. – – – –
262. Justicia
263. Convolvulus?
264. Leguminosa.
265. Convolvulus Pes capra.
266. Scirpus
267. Leguminosa
268. Urena
269. Malvacea
270. Scirpus
271. Cenchrus
272. Mimosa Scandens
273. Lomentacea
274. – – – –
275. An Phaseolus?
276. Lomentacea
277. Lomentacea
278. Lomentacea
279. Fructus ignotus

[Linné has added the following list:[a][a] : MS1 [added by Linnaeus on fol.
379v
]
]

300. Crotolaria Burmanni
301. Elephantopus
302. Cucumis trilobus
303. Cuminum
304. Euphrasia lutea
305. Hypericum
306. Eupatorium houstonis
307. Convol. althaeoides
308. Cynista florida
309. Lotus Jacobaeus
310. Psoralia [Psoralea] glandulosa
311. Orobanche minor
312. Sedum villosum
313. Scabiosa graminifolia
314. Artemisia glacialis
315. Celosia

[address]
à Monsieur
Monsieur de Linné
Chevalier, Archiatre, Docteur
et Professeur en Medecine et
Histoire naturelle
à
Upsala

upSUMMARY

Not yet available

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, XVI, 378-379). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. “Af Linnιs brevvexling” (1871), p. 490   p.490.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added by Linnaeus on fol. 379v]