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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4878 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 21 August 1773 n.s.
Dated 21 Augusti 1773. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). Written in Latin.

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Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, 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.
sends five plates and comments more in detail on two of them:

Aubletia Verbenulaca was the name written on a package of seeds coming from somewhere. It is a perennial, with red flowers, from unknown locations. It is very like Verbena tetrandra, so Jacquin wants to make it a new Verbena species.

The second is a strange plant, annual, growing in the heated greenhouse. Jacquin describes it but does not know from where he got it; the seeds were given without a name. He thinks it is a new species and he will call it Dickia after a correspondent.

Jacquin has just returned from the Alps, where he had found some rare plants, among them a Hieracium which may be a new species. Jacquin sends a specimen and wants Linnaeusís opinion.

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 279). [1] [2]