The white wood of the hinoki tree, Chamaecyparis obtusa, Endl. (Retinospora obtusa, Sieb. et Zucc.) is cultivated in japan and is used in the construction of Shinto temples and in the manufacture of lacquered wares3). The oil distilled from the leaves resembles those from savin and thuja as to odor. Its low boiling temperature is remarkable. About one half of the oil distils over between 110 and 160°, the remainder between 160 and 210o 1).

1) Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1905, 83.

2) Report of Roure-Bertrand Fils April 1912, 8, 25.

3) Rein, Japan. Leipzig 1896. Vol. 2, p. 277.