as, the Myrtus communis of the botanist. "Although no myrtles are
now found on the mount (of Olives), excepting in the gardens, yet
they still exist in many of the glens about Jerusalem, where we have
often seen its dark shining leaves and white flowers. There are many
near Bethlehem and about Hebron, especially near Dewir Dan, the
ancient Debir. It also sheds its fragrance on the sides of Carmel and
of Tabor, and fringes the clefts of the Leontes in its course through
Galilee. We meet with it all through Central Palestine" (Tristram).