The Universal Herbal: Conocarpus Racemosa.

The Universal Herbal;
or botanical, medical and agricultural dictonary.
Containing an account of All the known Plants in the World, arranged according to the Linnean system. Specifying the uses to which they are or may be applied, whether as food, as medicine, or in the arts and manufactures.
With the best methods of propagation, and the most recent agricultural improvements.
collected from indisputable Authorities.
Adapted to the use of the farmer - the gardener - the husbandman - the botanist - the florist - and country housekeepers in general.
By Thomas Green.
Vol. I
Printed at the Caxton Press by Henri Fisher.
Printer in Ordinary to His Majesty.
Leaves lanceolate-ovate, bluntish; fruits segregate. This is a lofty and branching tree, sometimes dividing into three or four trunks close to the ground; the younger branches are shining, red, and opposite; leaves quite entire, shining, thickish, greasy to the touch, deep green, opposite, three inches long, on a red petiole, with two glands at the top of it; the flowers are small and sessile, and have a slight and not unpleasant smell; the petals are whitish.-Native of the Caribbee islands, and the neighbouring continent, on sandy and muddy shores. The Spaniards call it mangle bobo, or foolish mangle; the English, white mangrove: the Caribbees employ the bark for tanning leather, and this is the only use to which it seems possible to apply these trees.

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