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1 The Buxus sempervirens of Linnæus.
2 It is still extensively used for a similar purpose.
3 There are only two species now known: that previously mentioned, and the Buxus Balearica of Lamarck. The first is divided into the four varieties, arborescens, angustifolia, suffruticosa, and myrtifolia.
4 The Buxus sempervirens of Linnæus; very common in the south of France, and on the banks of the Loire.
5 It is doubtful if this is a box at all. The wild olive, mentioned in B. xv. c. 7, has the same name; all the varieties of the box emit a disagreeable smell.
6 A variety of the Buxus sempervirens, the same as the Buxus suffruticosa of Lamarck.
7 The Pyrenean box is mostly of the arborescent kind.
8 In Phrygia. See B. v. c. 29.
9 The arborescent variety.
10 This is doubted by Fée, but it is by no means impossible. In Pennsylvania the bees collect a poisonous honey from the Kalmia latifolia.
11 A very good charcoal might be made from it, but the wood is too valuable for such a purpose. It burns with a bright, clear flame, and throws out a considerable heat.
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