In Buitenzorg3) an oil has been distilled from the bark of the nutmeg tree, Myristica fragrans, Houtt. with a yield of 0,14 p.c. Its density was 0,871 (26c), its optical rotation -12° 14' in a 10 cm. tube. S.V. 14; E. V. after acetylation 37,5. It contains no aldehydes.