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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5130 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 26 August 1775 n.s.
Dated 26 Augusti 1775. 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 comments on three of them, which he considers as new species: Arenaria, Sisymbrium, Hypericum barbatum. Of these, short descriptions are presented.

Just for information, Jacquin sends pictures of various details of some plants: the fruit of Cyca, the flower of Oxys pentandra and some others.

Jacquin also sends dried specimens of Arenaria and of four species of Salix from the Austrian Alps. In the latter, he refers to earlier works by Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, DickDick, Johann Jakob (1742-1775).
Swiss. Botanist, clergyman.
, Albrecht von HallerHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Linnaeus himself. He wants Linnaeus to check his attributions.

Also on Euphorbia, Jacquin has a question, since it does not seem to agree with a picture published by Fabio ColonnaColonna, Fabio (1567-1650).
Italian. Botanist, painter and engraver.
.

Jacquin wants answers very soon, since he is eager to introduce the information into part 3 of 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).
, which is soon to be printed.

Jacquin has a question on Theobroma augusta, which is about to give fruits, and encloses seeds of Hypericum barbatum.

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 298-299). [1] [2] [3]