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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 20 October 1773 n.s.
Dated 20 die Octobris 1773. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). Written in Latin.


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 seeds and plates which Linnaeus had asked for. He also answers some issues remaining from previous occasions.

Verbena aubletia: Jacquin’s plate depicts a young specimen. It was new to Jacquin that there was already a published picture of that, and he wonders where that is.

Jacquin has a lot of names for Hedysarum alpinum from different sources, and they look slightly different. Jacquin wants to treat them as one species

From Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
(Vienna 1773-1778).
, Jacquin sends a plate of Salvia Austriaca, with a detailed description, a plate of a mushroom, with an explanation of the layout of the plate, and a few more.

Regarding Cycas, Jacquin has only a specimen with female flowers. Linnaeus has published a description of the male flowers in Mantissa plantarum altera, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum altera
(1766), 2nd ed.
(Stockholm 1771). Soulsby no. 312.
, so Jacquin asks Linnaeus to send him a specimen of a male flower to depict. That would be useful to everybody.

Jacquin reports on two species of Corypha, which he will depict in due course. Also, he adds that Heinrich Johann Nepomuk CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
seems to have left botany. He should never have gone into it.



a. (LS, VII, 284). [1] [2]