Andropogon odoratus, Lisb.3), a grass which is used as a domestic remedy by the natives of the coast of western India, yields upon distillation as much oil as does the palmarosa-grass.
Properties. According to Dymock4), the oil has a sherry color, a specific gravity of 0,931 at 31° and an optical rotation of aD - 22,75°.
1) Bull. Imp. Inst. 8 (1910), 145.
2) Ibidem 10 (1912), 31.
3) O. Stapf, Kew Bull. 1906, 349.
4) Dymock, Warden and Hooper, Pharmacographia indica, Part VI, p. 571.
An oil distilled from fresh grass had an odor resembling that of pine needle oil, specific gravity 0,915 and an optical rotation of - 23° 10'1).
An oil distilled in Java, probably from Andropogon odoratus (author's name not given), was obtained with a yield of 0,35 p.c: d26o 0,914; aD - 31° 10'2).