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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 30 October 1771 n.s.
Dated 30 octobris 1771. Sent from Wien (Austria) to ? (). Written in Latin.


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.
thanks Linnaeus for a letter of 22 September 1771Letter L4544 and the information therein.

Jacquin has answers and comments on some species, mainly Spiraea palmita, Carduus cniciformis, Myagrum Austriacum, Antirrhinum cirrosum and others, where Jacquin is not sure if they are new species or just variants. He is not always ready to accept Linnaeusís answers. Jacquin promises to send seeds and parts of some of the plants discussed. On a suspected Dolichus, Jacquin gives a formal description.

Jacquin wants suggestions of other plants that would merit being included and published with plates.

Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Flora Carniolica is being printed in a second edition (Flora Carniolica, 2nd editionScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Flora Carniolica exhibens plantas
Carnioliae indigenas et distributas in
classes, genera, species, varietatis,
ordine Linnaeano
(1760), I-II, 2nd
edition (Vienna 1771-1772).
), with the plates arranged according to Linnaeusís system. Jacquin was the advisor in that.



a. (LS, VII, 310). [1] [2]