"IN THE REFRESHING SHADE OF TOWERING PALM TREES
At Elche irrigation practices of the Moors are still continued and in the groves, arbutus, geranium, laurel, oleander and tuberose grow in profusion. Pomegranate and orange trees also thrive under the protection of the palms, especially the delicious, fragant, sugar-carne orange".
The National Geographic Magazine, Washington, march, 1929, pág. XXIV.