This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.
CHAP. LXXXIX. BRYONIE White.
I. *~r*HE Karnes. It is called in Greek "A^ac* Χ λβι>χ», i. e. Vitis alba, not that it is a Vine, but because it is something like one. also ltyt#U a«y*», 4 B»u«, i. e. emano,fcateo, from putting torth, because it puts forth many Branches and Tendrells, whereby it climbs up the adjacent Buihes, Hedges, Trees, or other things adjoining to it. It is also called by some becaule the Seeds or Giains
of it were formerly used to take away Hair. In Arabick it is called Fefire, Alfejire, Fefjera, and Al-feffera,: In Latin, Bryonia, and Bryonia alba, Vit/s alba, Vitalba, fic diila, non quod fit Vitis, Jed quod ei fimilis, as afbreiaid : also Viticella, Roraftran:, Apia-fteHum : In Engiifh, Bryonie, White Bryonie, and Wild Vine. The Uv<e or Berries are many times called in Englifi, Tettar Berries, becaule of their Effects in curing Tettars.
II. The Kinds. There are two principal Kinds of Bryonie, I. The White, of which in this Chapter. 2. The Black, of which in the next. The White is also threefold, 1. Bryonie alba vulgaris, Vitis alba vulgaris, with all the names above mentioned, Our Common White Bnonie. 2. Bryonia alba vulgaris fruQu nigro, Vitis alba baccis nigns, White Bryonie with Black Berries Which ibme from the Blackness of its Berries call Bryonia λ igra, and Vitis Nigra, but erroneoully, for this is not the Black Bryonie, but a Species of the White. 3. Bryonia Dicoccos of Honorius Bellas ; Bryonia Cretica macu-lata, of Bauhin ^ Bryonia Cfetica, and Cretica Dicoccos, by Parkinson, White Bryonie with Double Ber-
III. The description. The Common White Bryonie, has a Root which grozrs to an exceeding large-nej}, weighing sometimes half an hundred weight, and of the bigness of a Child of a year old, with ma-
ny long Branches or Arms growing from it^cfa pale whitish color on the cutfide, and whiter within, of afharp, bitter, and fulftme tafie. Erom this Root-proceeds many long, rough, but very tender Branches at the beginning, which as they grow up, chmb up upon Hedges, Trees, or other Bufiies adjoining to it-from these Branches come forth man) very rough broad Leave's, divided into five partitions for the most part, in form very much like a Vine leaf, but smaller, rougher, and of a whii tft, or hoary gree/t color, J ρ reading very far upon Trees or Bafties, or whatever it is which stands next to it : from the Joints with the Leaves come forth fmc7 Tendrells or Clafpers, which twine about vohatever small thing ts next it: at theseveral Joints also with the Leaves and Clafpers ( especially towards the tops of tbs Branches ) come forth a long Stalk, bearing thereon many whitish Flowers in a long Tuft, a* it were in-a Clufter, consisting offive J mall Leaves apiece, laid open like a Star, after which come the Berries, standing more open or fepar ate one from another than in a Clufter of Grapes : they are green at first, but very red when they are through ripe, about the big-nejs of ]\ightfhade berries of no good or pie afant smell, and of a loathfom taste provoking to Vomit, or causing a naufeoufness in the Stomach
IV. The Common White Bryonie with Black Berries, feems to be absolutely the same with the former, five, that the Root of this is of a pale yellow color on the infide, and somewhat browmfh on the outfidcs and the Berries after their greenness is pa ft, change not into a red color, but into a perfel? black, when they are through ripe ·, but a* to all other parts of the Plant, as m its long, tender, and climbing Branches, form of its Leavet, Tendrels or Clafpers, and Color, Shape,- Magnitude and Afode of its Flowers, it is exacJly the same with the firmer^ so that one cannot be known from the other.
V, The Bryonia dicoccos, has a Root very long^ but never growing to be bigger than a Mans Arrn^ of a browner color on the outfi.le, and not so white within as the common. From thisRootfprmgspith