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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 2 January 1775 n.s.
Dated 2 Januarii annu hujus novi. Sent from ? () to Uppsala (Sweden). 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.
sends three plates to Linnaeus in order to know Linnaeusís opinion before he sends text to the printer.

One is a Seseli, but the species Seseli annuus is not applicable, since the species in question is always biennial.

The second is an Orobus, which Jacquin wants to name Pannonicus. It has white flowers. Can it be Orobus angustifolius instead?

Scandix infesta is the third species, treated in a similar way.

Jacquin encloses three dried specimens of plants which he can not determine, perhaps Cardamo petraea, Biscutella laevigata and Sisymbrium altissimum.

The letter ends with a wish for a Happy New Year.



a. (LS, VII, 356). [1] [2]