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1 The Ulva lactuca of the moderns, a very common sea-weed.
2 The Fucus ericoïdes, Fée suggests, not unlike a fir in appearance.
3 Quercus. According to Gmellin, this is the Fucus vesiculosus of Linnæus. Its leaves are indented, somewhat similarly to those of the oak.
4 Polybius, as quoted by Athenæus, says that in the Lusitanian Sea there are oaks that bear acorns, on which the thunnies Feed and grow fat.
5 On the contrary, Theophrastus says, B. iv. c. 7, that the sea-vine grows near the sea, from which Fée is disposed to consider it a phanerogamous plant. If, on the other hand, it is really a fucus, he thinks that the Fucus uvarius may be meant, the vesicles of which resemble a grape in shape.
6 He speaks of a madrepore, Fée thinks, the identity of which it is difficult to determine. Professor Pallas speaks of an Alcyonidium ficus, which lives in the Mediterranean and in the ocean, and which resembles a fig, and has no leaves, but its exterior is not red.
7 Feé queries whether this may not be the Gorgonia palma of Linnæus, which has received its name from its resemblance to a small palm-tree.
8 These three, Fée thinks, are madrepores or zoophytes, which it would be vain to attempt to identify.
9 That is, they dry up to the consistency of pumice.
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