The Inflammable Vapors of the Dictamnus Fraxinella

March 11, 2008

While looking through my copy of Dr. F. Hollick’s The Origin of Life from 1878 I was struck by figure 88 which is the plant Dictamnus Fraxinella bursting into flame. Also known as the ‘gas plant’ this may have been the burning bush of the bible although Dr. Hollick has an alternative explanation if one of you should see, or should I say interrupt, the gas plant in action.

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