A Voyage to New Holland eBook

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Table 4 Figure 3.  Conyza Novae Hollandiae angustis rorismarini foliis.  This plant is very much branched and seems to be woody.  The flowers stand on very short pedicules, arising from the sinus of the leaves, which are exactly like rosemary, only less.  It tastes very bitter now dry.

Table 4 Figure 4.  Mohoh Insulae Timor.  This is a very odd plant, agreeing with no described genus.  The leaf is almost round, green on the upper side and whitish underneath, with several fibres running from the insertion of the pedicule towards the circumference, it is umbilicated as Cotyledon aquatica and Faba Aegyptia.  The flowers are white, standing on single foot-stalks, of the shape of a Stramonium, but divided into 4 points only, as is the perianthium.

Table 5 Figure 1.  Fucus ex Nova Guinea uva marina dictus, foliis variis.  This beautiful Fucus is thick set with very small short tufts of leaves, which by the help of a magnifying glass seem to be round and articulated, as if they were seed vessels; besides these there are other broad leaves, chiefly at the extremity of the branches, serrated on the edges.  The vesiculae are round, of the bigness expressed in the figure.

Table 5 Figure 2.  Fucus ex Nova Guinea Fluviatilis Pisanae J.B. foliis.  These plants are so apt to vary in their leaves, according to their different states, that it is hard to say this is distinct from the last.  It has in several places (not all expressed in the figure) some of the small short leaves, or seed vessels mentioned in the former; which makes me apt to believe it the same, gathered in a different state; besides the broad leaves of that and this agree as to their shape and indentures.



Plate 3 Figure 5.  This is a fish of the tunny kind, and agrees well enough with the figure in Table 3 of the Appendix to Mr. Willughby’s History of Fishes under the name of gurabuca; it differs something, in the fins especially, from Piso’s figure of the guarapuca.

Plate 3 Figure 4.  This resembles the figure of the Guaperva maxima caudata in Willughby’s Ichthyol.  Table 9.23 and the guaparva of Piso, but does not answer their figures in every particular.

Plate 2 Figure 2.  There are 2 sorts of porpoises:  the one the long-snouted porpoise, as the seamen call it; and this is the dolphin of the Greeks.  The other is the bottle-nose porpoise, which is generally thought to be the phaecena of Aristotle.

Plate 2 Figure 7.  This is the guaracapema of Piso and Marcgrave, by others called the dorado.  It is figured in Willughby’s Ichthyol.  Table 0.2 under the name of Delphin Belgis.



Allegrance, one of the Canary Islands, its view from several points.

Amphisbaena (snake) described.

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