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1 In B. xiii. c. 34.
2 The corolla of the flower. Dioscorides, B. i. c. 152, makes the "balaustium" to be the blossom of the wild pomegranate, and the "cytinus" to be that of the cultivated fruit. Theophrastus, however, and Galen, give the same account of the cytinus as Pliny. Holland has this quaint marginal Note on the passage: "Here is Pliny out of the way;" not improbably in reference to the statement of Dioscorides.
3 Or Quinarius. See Introduction to Vol. III.
4 These statements, Fée says, are quite unfounded.
5 See B. xii. c. 15, and B. xxiv. c. 77.
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