- Some authorities [e.g. Durling]
believe that the De Herba Vetonica [that is,
Betony], though generally ascribed to Musa,
was in reality written at a much later date.
'The Herbarium of Apuleius Barbarus has an
important place in the history of botany and
medicine because of its age, and its wide
distribution in manuscript form from about the
16th or17th century, important because in the
course of its career it served as a gathering
point for the interpolation of additional
knowledge' (Hunt Botanical Catalogue).