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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 4 September 1772 n.s.
Dated 1772 Septemb. 4. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus comments on different items in Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, 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.
letter of 8 August 1772Letter L4717 without giving its date. The more important items are the following:

Linnaeus thinks that the Cytisus Cajan is a variety.

Linnaeus can not help on Sinapis brassicata.

The Cheiranthus is to Linnaeus Cheiranthus erysimoides, and any differences are just variants.

Linnaeus can not decide on the plant from the island Borbonia in the West Indies. Among attributions suggested are Croton, Cascarilla and Benzoe, which the French prefer. However, it is not the medical plant Laurus Benzoe.

Linnaeus is unable to determine on the Gypsophila just from the picture. It can not be Gypsophila fastigiata.



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 124-125   p.124  p.125.