Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus,
25 February 1772 n.s.
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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
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.