Jamie McKendrick, 23 January 2020
Alexander Cornelius mentions a tree called the lion-tree, the timber of which he says was used to build the Argo . . . which cannot be rotted by water or destroyed by fire . . . This tree is, so far as I am aware, unknown to anyone else.
Pliny the Elder
May well be extinct, and our one authority
is terse, but that surely speaks in his favour.No wonder its timber was used on the Argo– the...