CHAP. 22.—THE TREE CALLED CYNA. TREES FROM WHICH
FABRICS FOR CLOTHING ARE MADE IN THE EAST.
Juba states, that about a certain shrub there grows a woolly
down, from which a fabric is manufactured, preferable even to
those of India. He adds, too, that certain trees of Arabia,
from which vestments are made, are called cynæ, and that they
have a leaf similar to that of the palm. Thus do their very
trees afford clothing for the people of India. In the islands of
Tylos, there is also another tree, with a blossom like the white
in appearance, though four times as large, but it is
destitute of smell, a very remarkable fact in these climates.