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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 25 February 1772 n.s.
Dated 25 Februarii 1772. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). Written in Latin.


Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
(1727-1817). Dutch. Botanist. In
1755 at the order of emperor Franz I of
Austria he went to the Antilles and
South America. In 1763 he became
professor of mineralogy and chemistry at
Chemnitz, later professor of botany at
Vienna and director of the botanical
garden at Schönbrunn. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for the letter of 16 January 1772Letter L1234, just received, and comments on its contents.

For Dolichus Soja, Jacquin does not fully agree with Linnaeus on Phaseolus Mungo, since his specimen is different from Linnaeusís description.

For Forskåhlea, Linnaeus had suggested a better picture. However, the work by Linnaeusís son, Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeusís
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
, which Linnaeus refers to (Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum rariorum horti UpsaliensisLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum
rariorum horti Upsaliensis sistens
descriptiones & figuras plantarum
minus cognitarum
), is unknown in Vienna. Nor has the Mantissa plantarum altera, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum altera
(1766), 2nd ed.
(Stockholm 1771). Soulsby no. 312.
reached Austrian booksellers.

Jacquin sends seeds of Silphium, with a reference to two publications, and of Prenanthis viminea. Seeds of Drypis will follow.

Jacquin does not fully agree with Linnaeus on Hieracium and reminds Linnaeus that he needs his help on a Scorzonera.

Jacquin agrees that it is difficult to distinguish between dried specimens of Cytisus Austriacus; it is much easier with live ones.

Jacquin sends a picture of a Solanum, which does not agree with any of those described by Linnaeus. He supposes it to be a hybrid.

Jacquin has a new Phaseolus, which he describes in some detail. He will call it Phaseolus multicaulis if Linnaeus also considers it to be a separate species.



a. (LS, VII, 272). [1] [2]