Anona foliis Laurinis, in Summitate incisis; fructu compresso
scabro fusco, in medio acumine longo: The Sappadillo Tree.
These Trees grow to a middling Height and Size, having a rough
brown Bark. Their Leaves are of an oblong Oval Form, with a Notch
at their Ends. The Flowers seemed to be monopetalous, but as I had
not an Opportunity of seeing them in Blossom, I am necessitated
to refer to this Plate, which shews at Fig. I. the Fragments of
the decayed Flowers, and Fig. 2. the Buds of the Blossoms hanging
pendant; tho' the Fruit generally grow erect to Foot stalks of above
an Inch long, and are usually of the Size of a large Walnut, round,
but compressed, having a very rough russet Coat of a brown Colour,
with a sharp brittle Spine growing out of it; under this Coat is
a spongy Pulp, full of milky juice of a pleasant Sweetness when
the Fruit is perfectly ripe; but if not, very astringent and disagreeable.
Several hard Seeds are contain'd within the Fruit, of the Form here
exhibited. These Trees grow on Andros, and some other of
the Bahama Islands, and are Food for, and much coveted by
Birds, Guana's and other Animals.
Convolvus foliis variis, inferioribus trifariim divisis, superioribus
sagittatis; floribus ex rubro purpureis.
This Convolvulus climbs upon Trees and Shrubs in dark Thickets
and shady Woods. The Leaves are sharp-pointed, in Form not unlike
the Head of an Arrow or Javelin, except some Leaves towards the
Root, were trifoliate and remarkably different from the rest. The
Flower is tubulous, with an open pentagonal Cup, and of a purple
red Colour. This with the Anona I found joined in the Manner