The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica

The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1756 edition. Excerpt: ...porrectis, altemis, gua/zdaque crenatis; racemis laxis alaribus. Tab. 29. s. 4.-An, Samyda. L. Sp. Pl. ln the fruit of this tree, (which seems very nearly allied to the Samyda) the lines between the valves are of a beautiful red colour, as well as the placentm 3 and the silaments of the flower very numerous. The tree grows to a considerable size, and is esteemed a fine timber-wood: it is much used in all sorts of buildings. SLOANEA? I. Fa/Ifiis nzajoribus, oblonga-watis, integrir, 'venir arcuatir re-ertzr. ' An, Sloanea. Plum. pag. 49. t. 15. An, jacapucaia. Pis.155. An, arbor, &e. Thez. Zey. pag. 2 5 5? I have seen only one tree of this kind in yamaicd; but it is said'to be pretty common in the mountains of St. Artist, and esteemed as one of the best and largest timber-trees in the wood: though so very hard, that it is found a difficult matter even to cut it down; and from thence it takes its common appellation: The leaves are about fi_ve inches in length, and two and a half in breadth. The fruit is about two inches and a half in diametcr; and contains some bilobed kernels, of an agreeable taste, inveloped in a soft mucilaginous substance, of a fcarlet colour. The seeds are much coveted by the mackaws and parrots, the only birds that can break thro' those thick and lignous seed-vessels, which are not easily broken, even with a harnmer: but when they are thoroughly ripe, they 'split naturally into 'four parts, and drop or expose their seeds. I found this little tree at the foot of the mountains in Sixteen-mi/e-walk, where it grew to the height of fifteen or twenty feet. I have made no remarks upon the bark or wood of this species. ' I met with this tree in the mountains, back of Bull-bay, where it grew to a very 'considerable size, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933664
  • 9781236933669