Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus,
6 March 1773 n.s.
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Jacquin gives an explanation of the proposed name Senecio Doronicum but admits that Linnaeus is right. Jacquin changes the name into Arnica Doronicum.
Jacquin would call the plant Euonymus scabiosus, but Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Jacquin does not understand Linnaeus’s name Veronica Austriaca but would prefer it to be Veronica latifolia, which is a much more common species. He wants to get full information on the different Veronica species.
Jacquin’s picture of Anabasis tamariscifolia was based on a wild specimen. He has it also in his garden, and from that the plate will be supplemented with the fruit-bearing parts next summer.
Jacquin makes a few more comments on plants. As to the fungi, he will include only the more noteworthy ones.
Three new plates are sent, and he asks Linnaeus to answer a couple of questions still outstanding from previous letters.
Jacquin suggests a procedure to facilitate the purchase of books for the Uppsala University by means of an agent in Holland. He too is disturbed by the long and uncertain delivery and payment processes.
The Empress, Maria TeresiaMaria Teresia, (1717-1780).