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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 9 April 1774 n.s.
Dated 9 Aprilis 1774. 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.
thanks Linnaeus for the letter of 18 February 1774Letter L1234 and for the scales of the male Cycas flower.

Jacquin has got seeds of Hedysarum alpinum which will clear the confused issue when they have grown. The size of the plant is the major difference in relation to the formerly published variants.

Jacquin sends a new specimen of Crotalaria.

Jacquin thinks that there is great confusion in the literature between Selinum palustre and Selinum sylvestre. He tries to give the more important features as clearly as possible, according to his understanding.

Jacquin does not agree with Linnaeus on the name Scorzonera for a species that Jacquin had tentatively called Leontodon Danubiale It could also have been identified as Linnaeusís Leontodon hastile. Jacquin sends a specimen.

Jacquin has managed to send a package of books meant for the Uppsala University with a Swedish diplomat passing Vienna on his way from Turkey to Stockholm. Jacquin specifies the contents of the package and mentions the sum of money he expects to receive for the books. He suggests that the money could be sent by some Swedish diplomat.

In the same package Jacquin also sends the plates ready for the second volume of Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
(Vienna 1773-1778).
the text of which will not be ready until the coming July. Jacquin lists the plates concerned and suggests that they also be given to the Uppsala University library.



a. (LS, VII, 287-288). [1] [2] [3]