From the catkins of Myrica Gale, C. j. Enklaar1) distilled 0,4 to 0,6 p.c. of volatile oil (d16o 0,899; aD - 5°36'). The lowest boiling fraction (b. p. 162 to 163° under 760 mm.; d16o 0,862; aD - 25° 34') contained pinene. However, Enklaar could not decide whether it was a- or B-pinene. A nitrosochloride was not obtained. Upon oxidation with potassium permanganate, an acid melting at 102 to 103° was obtained, which was probably i-pinonic acid or impure l-nopinic acid, d-a-phellandrene also appears to be present in the oil (m. p. of the nitrite 112 to 113°). The presence of cineol was proven by means of its hydrobromide and its iodol compound (m. p. 114°). Among the high boiling constituents of the oil there was found a sesquiterpene (b. p. 150 to 152° under 17 mm., 263 to 265° under 760 mm. pressure; d15o0,928; aD - 4°30'), possibly caryophyllene. Finally the high boiling portions of the oil contain a solid, difficultly volatile substance, which crystallizes from alcohol in long needles, and possesses the agreeable odor peculiar to the plant.