Hakea Baxteri has leaves so like a Salisburia that I thought it a sport and asked, How did you get the spines on the margin of the leaves? The fruits were, however, for all the world like those of the needle-leaved species grown in California.
A cactus brought from Berlin, short-cylindric, showed on the lower half the short spines of the period of its hot house growth, above much longer spines indicated its growth in the open air at La Mortola.
One of the most handsome Aloes was Aloe pluridens. -- handsome dark-red flowers, big plant
There are three pines on this
Feb. 11, 1906
Mediterranean coast: 1. Pinus Halepense, common about Mentone and in the La Mortola Garden, the cones singularly like those of Pinus muricata, in size, shape and clinging in great numbers in the top of the tree, opening rather promptly however, not remaining closed, and not persisting on the tree as long. Round-topped tree with many sub-ascending branches. 2. Pinus Pinaster (maritima) long-coned like P. attenuata, noticed in the mountanious country between Marseilles and Cannes.
3. Pinus Pinea, characteristic pine tree in the scenery of the Rome-Naples country.
[In the Sante Sabina Garden at Rome is the original Sta. Sabina Orange tree planted by St. Dominick. Sir Thomas Hanbury has a seedling tree from this tree.]