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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 2 October 1772 n.s.
Dated 2 octobris 1772. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). Written in Latin.


Jacquin thanks Linnaeus for comments and clarifications received (Jacquin refers presumably to 4 September 1772Letter L1234) and has some final doubts about some of them. He sends seeds of such plants that Linnaeus seems to be more concerned about.

The Gypsophila, which Linnaeus can not determine, is sent as a dried specimen.

Jacquin agrees with Linnaeus on the plant from the island Borbonia. It is a Citrobalanum, as can be seen from the fruit. In that context, he gives an etymology of the name Benzoin

On the new plates sent in the letter, Jacquin makes i.a. the following comments: In one plate, Helicteres Isora is presented. Jacquin had collected seeds of that in Jamaica in 1758. He had tried to use them on different occasions, and had even sent them to partners, but not one had grown. Three years ago, he had however sown the remaining seeds, and he had got three nice trees, now four feet high. They flower each summer but do not give fruit. – Jacquin wonders if some seeds germinate better after one or more years, since he had seen something similar also in other species. Seseli alatum is Jacquin’s tentative name of an Umbellifera, but it differs from the one with that name described by Linnaeus. Galius is a new species, collected in the high Alps. Cheirantus alpinus differs notably from other variants, so it is described in detail. Veronica may be the one that Linnaeus called Veronica latifolia. Peucedanum Silaus: Jacquin is concerned over differences between his specimens and a presentation by Mathias de L’ObelL’Obel (Lobelius), Mathias de
(1538-1616). French. Botanist,
physician-in-ordinary and botanist to
James I.



a. (LS, VII, 274). [1] [2]