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A brief description of this remarkable plant may not be without interest to the reader; what the _zamias_ is to the East Indian, the pita plant is to the Southern Indian -- it is food, medicine, stimulant, and clothing.
It then suddenly changed into red sandy stringy-bark ridges, with a dense under-growth of vines, zamias, and pandanus, which made the walking difficult and painful.
In the eyes of a jolly-tar, all trees that have this radiating foliage, such as aloes, and yucca, and the zamias of South Africa, are palm-trees; therefore it was natural for Ben to call the trees in question by this name.
I cross thy fields of lava, rugged in outline, and yet more rugged with their coverture of strange vegetable forms -- acacias and cactus, yuccas and zamias.