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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4931 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 10 November 1773 n.s.
Dated 10 Novembris 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 six plates from Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
etc
(Vienna 1773-1778).
and two from Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
descriptiones
, I-III (Vienna
1770-1776).
. Hieracium and Potentilla alba are subject to detailed comments.

Jacquin sends seeds of Corypha minor.

Jacquin has a Kua flowering in his heated greenhouse. However, he could not make a full character of it since a negligent gardener had happened to water it in such a way that water had remained in concave parts of the plant, which had destroyed parts of the flower. Nevertheless, it is a magnificent plant, which will be called Amomus Kua.

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a. (LS, VII, 282-283). [1] [2] [3]