The bark of Cinnamomum Wightii, Meissn. which grows in the mountainous regions of Southern India yielded 0,3 p.c. of oil upon distillation. It boiled between 130 and 170° and had a specific gravity of 1,010 at 15°. The plant from which this bark is obtained was at first erroneously named Michelia nilagirica3).

1) Trommsdorff's Neues Journ. der Pharm. 8, II (1824), 106.

2) E. Gildemeister and K. Stephan, Arch, der Pharm. '235 (1897), 583.

3) Schimmel's Bericht October 1887, 36 and April 1888, 46: