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1 "Perna." This method of reproduction is still adopted, but it is not to be recommended, as the young tree, before it throws out a root, is liable to be overthrown by high winds. Virgil mentions it, Georg. ii. 23.
2 Palladius only says that the growth of the quince in such case is very slow.
3 This experiment has been tried for curiosity's sake, and has succeeded; the roots become dry, lose their fibres, and then develop buds, from which branches issue; while the buds of the summit become changed into roots.
4 "Seminarii:" "nurseries," as they are more commonly called.
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