The Universal Herbal: Dorstenia Drakena.

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.
Scapes rooted; leaves pinnatifid. palinate, quite entire; receptacle oval. This plant sends out leaves of different forms, some of the lower ones are heart-shaped, having a few indentures on their edges, and ending in acute points, but the larger leaves are deeply cut, like the fingers on a hand, into six or seven acute segments. These leaves are five inches long, and six broad in the middle, they are of a deep green, and stand upon long footstalks; the placenta is very thick and fleshy, an inch and a half long, and three quarters broad, having four acute corners; these have a number of small flowers placed on the upper surface, like the other species. — Native of Vera Cruz, and Tobago; whence, Mr. Miller informs us, all the three species are brought over, indifferently to be used in medicine and in dyeing; and that it was not known what the plant was, the roots of which were imported, and had been long used in medicine, until Dr. Houston informed us.

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