Speaking of Linnaeus ....number of species described?

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Fri Sep 12 15:10:37 CDT 2003


>From the classic textbook by Davis & Heywood
p21: "Linnaeus ... his definition and classification of these organisms [10,000 animals and plants] ..."

p26: "Linnaeus described about 7700 species of Angiosperms in his lifetime, and thought that hardly 10,000 plants existed in the whole world."

Best,
Paul van Rijckevorsel, Utrecht




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