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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5088 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 26 March 1775 n.s.
Dated 1775 d[ie] 26 Martii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.

Celeberrimo D[omi]no Jacquin
C[arolus] Linné.

251. Astragalus Cicer frequens in Regno Rutheno.

227. Prunus Mahaleb in meo horto numquam perficit fructum, sed perfert hyemes.

274. Hyssopus officinalis. Idem omnino cum hortensi; differt foliis tantum paulo angustioribus.

213. Euphorbia dulcis.

253. Silene. Petis conoideae semina, sed neutram jam possideo amplius. Somnolentia Hortulani dudum periere et conica et conoidea, quas olim habui ambas eodem tempore, per plures annos.

235. Cacalia. Difficile est saepe dicere, quid varietas, quid species sit. Scio ex Tuo principio, quod hae duae plantae erint totidem distinctae species, et dici posse et non potuisse refelli. Pulchre, quidquid sit, has duas plantas enucleasti cum suis differentiis. Si vero flosculi in altera 4-fidi, in altera 5-fidi v[el] in calycis foliis conglutinatis et flosculis in altera pluribus, suspendam judicium meum, quod ex figura non liquidum evadit.

214. Linum flavum.

290. Hypnum aquaticum Dill. De hac nihil dicam, antequam pervenero ad Herbarium meum.

253. Nunc vidi. Tua est conica. Alia quaestio est, utrum Morisoni synonymon ad conicam s[ive] conoideam pertineat. Alia etiam quaestio, utrum hae plantae sint species aut varietates. Dillenius has ambas voluit esse diversas.

Doleo, quod Euonymus leprosus, cujus semina misisti, non germinaverunt apud me.

Upsal[iae] 1775 d[ie] 26 Martii.

Viro Celeberrimo
D[omino] D[octori] Nic[olao] Jacquin
Consil[iario] & Professori Botan[ices]
Wien
frijbr[ef].
fr[an]co Nürnberg

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus answers Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, 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.
letter of 25 February1775Letter L5080 by giving the names of various plants that Jacquin had asked for and a few comments, among which are the following. Silene: Jacquin is right on Silene conica, but there is discussion among scholars on the relation between Silene conica and Silene conoidea. Linnaeus mentions Robert MorisonMorison, Robert (1620-1683).
British. Botanist and physician.
Physician-in-ordinary to Charles II.
Professor in botany at Oxford.
and Johann Jacob DilleniusDillenius, Johann Jacob
(1684-1747). German/British. Studied at
Giessen. Sherardian professor of botany
at Oxford. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. – Linnaeus had had living specimens of both variants, but they had perished due to negligence by the gardeners. Linnaeus can not decide on Cacalia, if they are variants or different species. Nor can he decide on Hypnum aquaticum until he can consult his herbarium.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (The National Library of Scotland, The Watson Collection of Manuscripts (MS.594, no.2263)). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 146-147   p.146  p.147.