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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5438 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, January 1773 n.s.
Dated . Sent from ? () 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.
.refutes the possibility to identify Justicia ciliata with a plate in Thesaurus ZeylanicusBurman, Johannes Thesaurus
Zeylanicus, exhibens plantas in insula
Zeylana nascentes [...] Cura &
studio Joannis Burmanni
(Amsterdam
1737).
so he makes it a new species.

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
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Franz von MygindMygind, Franz von
(c.1710-1789). Danish/Austrian.
Counsellor of the imperial court in
Vienna. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and stresses that he is just reporting what he has seen.

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
(1525-1609). French. Botanist, director
of the imperial gardens in Vienna,
professor at Leiden.
.

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
(1728-1791). German/Danish. Botanist
and economist. Studied under Albrecht
von Haller in Göttingen and became
professor of botany at Copenhagen.
Minister of finance for Norway. Started
the publishing of Flora Danica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
who had cited Linnaeus. Heinrich Johann Nepomuk CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
had suggested it to be a new species.

Carduus tataricus, had been treated 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.
with reference to Linnaeus, but also there, the delineations do not fit in with Jacquin’s findings. Jacquin wonders if Haller has cited correctly.

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 319). [1] [2]