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1 The Cupressus sempervirens of Linnæus, the Cupressus fastigiata of Decandolle.
2 De Re Rust. cc. 48,151.
3 Morosa;" meaning that it reaches maturity but very slowly.
4 Tristis tentantum sensu torquebit amaror.—Virg. Georg. ii. 247.
5 This statement is exaggerated.
6 It is still to be seen very frequently in the cemeteries of Greece and Constantinople.
7 The cypress is in reality monœcious, the structure of the same plant being both male and female.
8 This was formerly done with the cypress, in England, to a considerable extent. Such absurdities are now but rare.
9 The Cupressus fastigiata of Decandolle; and a variety of the Cupressus sempervirens of Linnæus.
10 The Cupressus horizontalis of Miller; the variety B of the C. sempervirens of Linnæus.
11 The present name given to this tree in the island of Crete, is the "daughter's dowry."
12 De Re Rust. cc. 151.
13 B. iii. c. 12.
14 This, Fée says, is the case with none of the coniferous trees.
15 Of course this spontaneous creation of the cypress is fabulous; and, indeed, the whole account, which is borrowed from Theophrastus, is greatly exaggerated.
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