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 -  Soon after we observed, in
    places that are still covered with the above-mentioned mossy plant, a
    new rush (JUNCUS - Page 885
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Soon After We Observed, In Places That Are Still Covered With The Above-Mentioned Mossy Plant, A New Rush (JUNCUS Triglumis,) A Fine AMELLUS, A Most Beautiful Scarlet CHELONE, And Lastly, Even Shrubby Plants, Viz.

A scarlet- flowered shrubby plant of a new genus, which we called EMBOTHRIUM coccineum; two new kinds of berberis,

(BERBERIS ilicifolia et mitior;) an arbutus with cuspidated leaves (ARBUTUS mucronata;) and lastly, the tree bearing the winter's bark (DRYMIS winteri,) which, however, in these rocky barren parts of Terra del Fuego never exceeds the size of a tolerable shrub; whereas in Success Bay, on a gentle sloping ground, in a rich and deep soil, it grows to the size of the largest timber. The falling leaves, the rotting mossy plants, and various other circumstances, increase the mould and form a deeper soil, more and more capable of bearing larger plants. Thus they all enlarge the vegetable system, and rescue new animated parts of the creation from their inactive chaotic state." - F.

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