Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus,
c. 10 April 1767 n.s.
L5437. Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Under the heading “Remarks to Species plantarum”, Jacquin specifies corrections or observations to about thirty species described by Linnaeus in Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
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
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
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.