Plumeria flore niveo, foliis brevioribus obtusis.
This Shrub grows usually to the Height of ten Feet. Its Leaves
are long, in Form, like those of the Oleander, but somewhat blunter
at their Ends; they grow in Bunches, at the Ends of the Branches,
from which also rises a succulent shining green Stalk, five Inches
long, on the Top of which grow the Flowers, in a Cluster, which
are mostly white, monopetalous, and tubulous, divided at the Top,
into five deep Sections, the Inside of which is yellow, as is the
Outside of the Tube, tho' not so bright.
The Seed-vessel is a double Pod, seven Inches long, curved at the
Insides, and both Ends meeting: At their Time of Maturity the curved
Side of each Pod splits open, and displays the Seeds, which are
disposed in like Manner as the Scales of Fish.
Grandilla, foliis Sarsaparillae trinerviis; flore purpureo; fructu
The Leaves of this Kind of Passion-Flower, are of an oblong oval
Form, having three parallel Ribs, extending from the Stalk to the
End, with smaller Veins, running obliquely to their Edges: The Flower
is made up of ten narrow purple Petals, five of which are long,
the other five about half as long: The Pointal arising from the
Center of the Flower, is longer than in any other of this Tribe,
that I have observed, The Embrio at the End of it, swells to a Fruit,
of the Size and Form of an Olive: These Plants, as likewise the
Plant on which this is supported, grow plentifully on many of the
Bahama Islands, where I painted them in the natural Appearance
as is here represenented.