According to F. Tutin3), the alcoholic extract of the bulb of Buphane disticha, Herb., a South African Amaryllidacea, yields a small amount of volatile oil containing furfurol, and an acid with the odor of valerian.
1) Chem. Zentralbl. 1909, II. 1557.
2) H. Hasnsel, Chem. Zentralbl. 1901, II. 419.
3) Journ. chem. Soc. 99 (1911), 1241.