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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5132 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 16 August 1775 n.s.
Dated 16 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.
continues the discussion on Evonymus and goes as far as to say that Linnaeus can not have the true Evonymus latifolius or Evonymus vulgaris in the garden, if he says that the main difference is the size. Other differences are specified.

The discussion continues also on Brassica campestris, and on how it differs from Brassica orientalis. Jacquin is not satisfied with Linnaeusís previous answer and closes by asking for seeds and other details of the plant.

Also on variants of Carduus and Phleum schoenoides there is discussion and inconsistency between scholars, among them Adolf MurrayMurray, Adolph (1751-1803).
Swedish. Professor of anatomy and
surgery, Uppsala. Son of Andreas Murray
and brother of Johan Andreas Murray and
Gustaf Murray. Half-brother of Johann
Philipp Murray. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
who is visiting Jacquin.

Jacquin sends a twig of Cyperum Pannonicum. He can not decide on Gallium hierosolymitanum as he has not seen it.

Four more plates are sent 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).
. For one of them, Coronilla, a twig is enclosed. Jacquin has difficulties to decide if that is a new species. If it is not the same as a species 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.
has called Coronilla minima, after Linnaeus, it is a new one.

A dried plant is enclosed with the plate of a Senecio, since Jacquin does not find the species in works published by Linnaeus.

Jacquin is waiting for answers from Linnaeus, since he can not continue with the printing of the work before hearing from Linnaeus.

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a. (LS, VII, 297). [1] [2]