Caryophylus Spurius inodorus, Folio subrotundo scabro, flore.
These shrubby Trees grow from eight to twelve Feet in Height, and
are usually four or five Inches thick, with a yellowish brown bark;
the Leaves are placed alternately: they are of a dark green Colour,
and very rough, shaped like an Heart: The Flowers grow many of them
together, they are red, tubulous, spreading open at the Top, and
divided into six Sections, the whole standing in a yellowish brown
Calix: The Fruit is in Size, and Form of a Pidgeon's Egg, covered
with a pale green smooth Skin: The Flesh is of the Consistence of
an Apple, and when ripe smells very much like it; in the Middle
lies a large Stone, in Form of a Pear, and resembles a dry Tulip
Root. The Wood is of a very dark brown Colour, approaching to black,
very ponderous, and contains much Gum, in Smell and Appearance resembling
Aloes, and is by the Inhabitants of the Bahama lslands (where
it grows) called Lignum Aloes.
Convolvulus minor Pentaphyllos, flore purpureo minore.
This Convolvulus is always found trailing upon Trees and
Shrubs; and as I found two such elegant Plants in their natural
Embraces, I thought it better to exhibit them here in that very
Appearance, than to divorce them: The Leaves are digated; the Flowers
are rather tubulous than Bell shaped; the 0utside of them are light
green, the Inside purple, with their Verges reflected back, and
divided into six Sections. They grow on Rocks on many of the Bahama
Phalaena ingens, Caroliniana, Oculata e luteo fusca, lineis dilute
purpureis insignita: The Great Moth.
This Moth bath a large hairy Body, encompassed by six brown Rings,
the Antennae are feather'd; the Ground Colour of the Backside
of both Pair of Wings is of a reddish yellow Colour with the following
Marks; in the Middle of each of the upper Wing is an oval Eye, or
transparent Spot bordered with Black, and at the further Corner
of the same Pair of Wings, are in each two small black Spots; a
purple and white angular Line crosses each of these Wings near the
Shoulders; another purple Line crosses each of these Wings towards
the Bottom. The lower Pair of Wings are adorned also with two transparent
Spots or Eyes, encompassed with black, blue and yellow Borders.
A broad black Lift, joined to another of purple, crosses these Wings
toward the Bottom.