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Madeira Islands

boys go barefoot. In the garden of the consulate I see Heliotrope 6 ft. high, orange and many other semi-tropical things. Between the "flag-pebbles" there grows Senecio vulgaris and Sonchus oleracious, while in a fertile band by the roadside Erodium muschatum, an old friend in California, flourishes. One of the first gardens that we find is that for Reid's Hotel. It is right on the slopes overlooking the sea and very near the sea. It contains a fine lot of tropical things: Bombax, with the trunk armed with the heavy spines from top to bottom; an excellent lot of palms; tree ferns; and many broadleaved trees.
Jan. 14, 1926

Aloes with long spikes of red flowers grew here in the hotel gardens on the sea cliffs. The cactoid-asclepiad, tall and branching, showed a fine example. Then there was a branched liliod tree, freely branched from below, like an elephant tree, with a tuft of broad-grass-like leaves on the end of each branchlet.

Then there is a fine tree here, and in the streets, tall, broad round head, with smoothish or fig-like bark and a little-Cuprusma-like leaves.

Another tree that becomes large is a Rhus or Rhus-like, with evergreen leaves and a panicle suggestive of Rhus laurina.

There are fine examples of Datura with its abundant large white
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