Original Linnaean Dissertations

Respondent: Nils L. Hesselgren (b. 1729)

Title: Pan Svecicus, ...

Date of Defense: 9 December 1749

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-38

Lidén Title: Pan svecicus.

Soulsby Title: Pan Svec.

Drake Title: Pan Svecicus.

Note: P. 37 misnumbered 39.

Abstract: This is a tabulation, in six columns, of 856 species of forage plants named and described in Linnaeus' Flora Suecica (1745). Linnaeus' adoption of the name Pan is from classical application to the pastoral life (especially of shepherds and herdsmen). The work introduced a binary name for each species, the second publication in which Linnaeus did this (for the first, see his dissertation, Gemmae arborum, 1749). The remaining columns identify the kind of animal that was observed to eat (or reject) the plant.

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