These digitised collections have left me gobsmacked. We have always known about his South African work, but only recently have I been accessing the collection.
Today I was trying to find out more about Gerbera crocea - The Red List gave me the L. name Arnica crocea L.
Comparing my poor observation
To the digitised specimen -
I was amased at how clear it was. This lead me to find out more about the South African collection and how old it might be: “The expedition stopped in South Africa in 1772 where it remained for three years. During this time Thunberg found 300 new plant species and sent many of his findings to Linnaeus . . . From his findings in South Africa , he published Flora Capensis.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostles_of_Linnaeus
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