As applied to trees, felix
“fruit-producing” or the reverse (Paul. ex Festo, p. 92;
Verg. G. 2.81
; Plin. Nat. 24.68
). “Infelices (se.
arbores) autem existimantur damnataeque religione quae neque seruntur
unquam neque fructum ferunt” (Plin.
). Those trees also which bore black berries and black
fruit, and were accordingly sacred to the gods of the lower world, were
). Such trees appear to have been used for the patibulum
(Cic. Rab. Perd. 4
; Liv. 1.26
See generally Rein in Pauly, s. v.).