Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
4 September 1772 n.s.
L4734. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus comments on different items in Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
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.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 124-125 p.124 p.125.