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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4941 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 14 December 1773 n.s.
Dated 1773 d. 14 Decemb. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus lists quite a few plates received from 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.
and just gives the name of the species he thinks are pictured. In a few of them, he has some reservations or a comment. For a few, such as Crotalaria laburnifolia and Anabasis tamariscifolia, he gives citations to works by other botanists.

Linnaeus has no idea what the leaf sent can be. It is, however, very similar to Psoralia herbacea.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 136-137   p.136  p.137.