Reference numberRBO/15/26
Alternative reference numberRBO.15.171
TitleConcerning a new family of plants called 'Musa', and a description of the 'Hirudinella marina' or 'Sea Leach' from Monsieur Garcin to M Saint Hyacinthe
DescriptionOriginal letter dated 5 January 1729
Consists of:
- description of a new genus of plant Garcin calls 'oxyoides' - John Martyn's comment says that it was similar to Hans Sloane's 'hortus Siccus'
- remarks on the genus of the plant called 'musa'
- concerning 'hirudinella marina'

Original figures of 'oxyoides' attached

Read to the Royal Society on 14 May 1730
Extent17 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialPrinted in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 36, no 415, p 377
Related records in the catalogueCLP/15ii/16
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