“4 or 5 of the Easternmost [Galapagos Islands] are rocky, barren and hilly, producing neither Tree, Herb, nor Grass, but a few Dildoe-trees, except by the Sea-side. The Dildoe-tree is a green prickly shrub, that grows about 10 or 12 foot high, without either Leaf or Fruit. It is as big as a Man’s Leg, from the root to the top, and it is full of sharp prickles, growing in thick rows from top to bottom; this shrub is fit for no use, not so much as to burn.”
A Collection of Voyages. In FOUR VOLUMES. I. Captain WILLIAM DAMPIER’S VOYAGES round the World: Describing particularly, the Coasts and Islands in the East and West-Indies. The South-Sea Coasts of Chili, Peru and Mexico. The Countries of Tonquin, Achin and Malacca. The Cape of Good Hope, New-Holland, &c. II. The VOYAGES of LIONEL WAFER; Giving an Account of his being left on the Isthmus of American, amongst the Indians, and of their Treatment of him; with a particular Description of the Country, &c. Also TheNatural History of those Parts. By a Fellow of the Royal Society. And DAVIS’S Expedition to the Golden Mines. III. A VOYAGE round the World: Containing an Account of Capt. DAMPIER’S Expedition into the South-Seas in the Ship St. George. With his Various Adventures and Engagements, &c. together with a Voyage from the West Coast of Mexico to East-India. By W. FUNNELL, Mate to Capt. Dampier. IV. Capt. COWLEY’S VOYAGE round the Globe. V. Capt. SHARP’S Journey over the Isthmus of Darien, AND Expedition into the South-Seas.VI. Capt. WOOD’S Voyage through the Streights of Magellan. VII. Mr. ROBERT’S Adventures and Sufferings among the Corsairs of the Levant: His Description of the Archipelago Islands, &c. Illustrated with Maps and Draughts: Also several Birds, Fishes, and Plants, not found in this Part of the World: Curiously Engraven on Copper-Plates. (London: James and John Knapton, 1729), vol. I, 101.