This section is from the book "A Text Book Of Materia Medica, Being An Account Of The More Important Crude Drugs Of Vegetable And Animal Origin", by Henry G. Greenish. Also available from Amazon: A Text Book of Materia Medica : Being an Account of the More Important Crude Drugs of Vegetable and Animal Origin.
(b) The Galbulus differs from the cone in being more or less rounded; the scales are sometimes fleshy (juniper berry).
(c) The Strobile resembles the cone, but the scales are membranous, and the seeds are contained in carpels (hop).
(d) The Syconus is formed of an enlarged hollow and more or less succulent receptacle which bears a number of separate flowers on its inner surface (fig).