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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 17 November 1773 n.s.
Dated 17 Nov. 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.
answers Linnaeusís letter of 28 October 1773Letter L4907. He is not satisfied with some items. For instance, he does not agree with the name Crotalaria incana that Linnaeus gave to one of them, since he knows that species very well from elsewhere and has found it to look quite different.

Jacquin thanks for the seeds of Athamanta.

From the list of Umbelliferae, Jacquin is eager to get seeds of the two Hasselquistia species.

Jacquin sends a leaf of a small tree in the heated greenhouse. It has not flowered. Jacquin wonders if Linnaeus knows what it can be.

Jacquin returns to the matter of the plant that Linnaeus had identified as Anabasis tamariscifolia. Jacquin had been able to examine a live specimen and found that it differed essentially from Linnaeusís character of Anabasis. He wants Linnaeusís opinion on the matter.

Nine more plates 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).
are sent.



a. (LS, VII, 285). [1] [2]