Creator

John Muir

Preview

image preview

Transcription

them. Sketched all in outline. Tree-like Madrona, 3.9 inches. Smooth thin bark, reddish outside. Pale where flakes have been recently shed off. One of the Myrtacaea? Probably Myrtus. Small leaves. Tree prostrate; one hundred forty feet long, four feet diameter. Unknown species; probably beech - the most important genus of the forest trees hereabouts. Six species in Chili; five of them large; one called Roblo makes the best lumber. Podocarpus, Chilousa, one of the most notable, and Laurelin. Both large and very handsome trees. So is Persia Lingue of the shrubs. Berberia, Pernettia, Cytharoxylon Homatia, Azarole, Embothrium. By far the most showy and influential is the last, with its crimson flowers in telling masses, adorning every open space, especially grassy meadows. This fine bush stands erect about from five to ten feet high. There is also a flowery parasite, very showy, which lavishly adorns the boles of the trees.

Date Original

November 1911

Source

Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier

MuirReel30Journal09P004-005.tif

Publisher

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Rights Management

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.

Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

Share

COinS