Cerasus latiore folio; fructu racemoso purpureo majore: Pigeon-Plum.
This is a large Tree, with a smooth light coloured Bark, the Leaves
are about the Size of those of a Pear, but more rounding at the
Points. The Fruit is round, and grows in Bunches, like Currans,
but larger, and of a purple Colour, with a single Stone in the Middle:
In December the Fruit is ripe, and is the Food of Pigeons
and many wild Animals; it is a pleasant tasted Fruit, the Wood is
hard and durable: It grows on Rocks, on many of the Bahama
Eruca maxima cornuta: The great horned Catterpillar.
This Catterpillar is about four Inches long, besides the Head and
Tail, it consists of ten Joints, or Rings of a yellow Colour; on
the Head, which is black, grew four Pair of Horns, smooth, and of
a reddish brown towards the Bottom, jagged or bearded and black
towards the Top; on each of the Rings arise short jagged black Horns,
one standing on the Back and two on each Side, below which is a
round trachaea on each Side; likewise the Horn of the Back of the
last Ring is longest: The Flap of the Tail is of a bright bay Colour.
It hath eight Feet, and six Papillae.