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1 "Silicios." This word appears to be explained by the accompanying word "laminas;" but it is very doubtful what is the correct reading.
2 The Alnus glutinosa of Decandolles. In c. 38, Pliny says, very in- correctly, that the alder has a remarkably thick leaf; and in c. 45, with equal incorrectness, that it bears neither seed nor fruit.
3 Fée observes, that it is incorrect to say that the male tree blossoms before the female, if such is Pliny's meaning here.
4 From the Greek, meaning "a tree with clusters." It is the Staphylea pinnata of Linnæus, the wild or false pistachio of the French.
5 "Siliqua." This term, Fée says, is very inappropriate to the fruit of this tree, which is contained in a membranous capsule. The kernel is oily, and has the taste of the almond more than the nut.
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