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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5151 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 12 October 1775 n.s.
Dated 1775 d. 12 Octobr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has reason to report that what he names Curcuma is quite unlike that of 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.
. Paul HermannHermann, Paul (1646-1695).
German. Botanist, physician at Batavia,
professor of botany at Leiden.
also described it, with the same information as Linnaeus. Linnaeus specifies the differences he sees without giving any explanation or solution.

On Schoenus aculeatus, Linnaeus answers in Swedish that he has had it flowering in the summer but that it can not be an Anthoxanthum.

Linnaeus comments briefly on five more species, among them an Umbellifera. He thanks Jacquin for the many specimens of plants, which he had expressed his intention to send Linnaeus.

Linnaeus asks how the fat dormouse, Sciurus glis, steals milk.

[2004-07-11]

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 149-150   p.149  p.150.