The Universal Herbal: Hypericum Cochin-chinense; Cochin-chinese St. John's Wort.

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.
Peduncles axillary, five-flowered or thereabouts; leaves subpetioled, very close together; stem arboreous. This is a middle-sized tree, about sixteen feet high, with ascending branches, divided into many dusky red branchlets; petals scarlet, ovate, oblong, entire, spreading. The wood of this tree is red, heavy, hard, and tough, and is used for making oars and yards of vessels. The juice of the flowers dyes of a golden colour. — Native of the woods of Cochin-china.

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