He seems to be too effete to wear five heavy rings while alive, just like Juvenal's Crispinus (nec sufferre queat maioris pondera gemmae
; 1,29), and what is even more important, the gold rings pretend to equestrian status.
Reproduces vegetatively by gemmae
. Dark, moist cavities and crevices of sandstone bluffs and grottoes; Cumberland Plateau; infrequent.
(12) Thesaurus ex Thesauro Palatino selectus; sive Gemmae
& Numismata Cimeliarchi Elect.
Fidium sonus tremulus, eandem affere auribus voluptatem, quam Lumen, Aquae aut Gemmae
insiliens, Oculis .
(26) Pietro Stefanoni, Gemmae
antiquitus sculptae a Petro Stephanonio Vicentino collectae et declarationibus illustratea, Rome, 1627; I am grateful to Francesco Solinas for surveying the extent of antiquarian interests of Cassiano dal Pozzo and his circle.
or bulbils along the rachis, at the base of the pinnae.