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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5225 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 1 June 1776 n.s.
Dated primo Junii die 1776. 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 seeds of Campanula grandiflora and Hibiscus phoeniceus. He describes differences in the latter as compared with other Campanula species. He comments on several other plants, the most noteworthy of which can be the following:

Echius rubrus is discussed. Jacquin promises seeds. Jacquin’s specimen differs from that presented by Linnaeus.

Linnaeus must be mistaken on the Iris. – Jacquin reports on some more plants, among them a Vicia, and wants more information on Terminalia.

The statement by Linnaeus on Sempervivum sediforme gives Jacquin reason to describe the differences between that and Sedum rupestre, as he sees them.

The new name of Abroma augusta is Abroma augusta.

Jacquin sends a plate of a plant that is similar to Crinum Zeylanicum, but not quite identical. He asks for Linnaeus’s opinion.

Jacquin asks if 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.
has still not returned and given Linnaeus the material meant for him.

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 307). [1] [2]