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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5437 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, c. 10 April 1767 n.s.
Dated . Sent from ? () to ? (). Written in Latin.

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Under the heading “Remarks to Species plantarum”, Jacquin specifies corrections or observations to about thirty species described by Linnaeus in Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
. The document has no formal characteristics of an independent letter.

The comments vary from mere typographical errors and errors on the locations in species to graver mistakes, as such on the characteristics of species.

So, Jacquin returns to the mistake on Bontia commented upon already in 1764 (4 February 1764Letter L3375). He admits that Linnaeus had corrected it in the appendix to a later work (Jacquin refers to Species plantarum, 3rd editionLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum [...] editio tertia
, I-II
(Vienna 1764). Soulsby no. 510.
, where the publisher Thomas von TrattnerTrattner, Johann Thomas von
(1717-1798). Austrian. Printer,
publisher in Vienna.
made a reprint of the second edition, with the omission of the “Errata”, inserted by Linnaeus, now corrected in the text). Now, Jacquin wants Linnaeus to reedit the whole entry and make also the character correct.

In several others, such as Sisymbria, Coronilla, Senecio, Echinops and Bryonia, Jacquin points out important differences between what he has been used to see in those species and what Linnaeus reports in the text or the plates. In several cases, reference is made to published descriptions by Jacquin himself or by 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 others.

Jacquin even reminds Linnaeus that he had sent him long ago a dried specimen of a flower of Brownea which Linnaeus should have used as evidence that Jacquin was right in his observations.

The lists ends with a note that this was what Jacquin somewhat hastily had to draw Linnaeus’s attention to in Species plantarum.

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 318). [1] [2]