Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus,
January 1773 n.s.
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The plant from the island Borbonia in the West Indies will be described when it has got flowers, as Jacquin already knows the anatomy of its fruit.
After a comment on Seseli multicaule, ending in a request for seeds of Seseli elatum, Jacquin tells Linnaeus that he can not send seeds of Filago Leontopodius There were no seeds from his specimens the preceding autumn, but there may be in the next year instead.
Jacquin sends seeds of Silene alpestris, which is not the same as Silene quadrifida. He corrects information given by Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
After brief comments on other species, Jacquin explains his plate of Absinthium tenuifolium Austriacum. It seems that it may be the same as Artemisia maritima, which is the opinion of several scholars but not of Charles de LecluseLecluse, Charles de
After a short discussion on Veronica latifolia, Jacquin describes a plate of a very common Austrian plant that can be identified with several species found with earlier scholars. Jacquin wants Linnaeus’s opinion and somewhat urgently, since he is about to print his text.
Also on Erysimum hieracifolium, Jacquin indicates differences between his specimen and a plate with Georg Christian von OederOeder, Georg Christian von
Carduus tataricus, had been treated by Albrecht von HallerHaller, Albrecht von