From the leaves of Myroxylon peruiferum, L., a leguminous tree closely related to the Peru balsam tree, Th. Peckolt4) obtained a small amount of oil with a faint but pleasant and peculiar odor the specific gravity of which was 0,874 at 14°.

From the bark two oils were obtained, one with a specific gravity of 1,139 at 15°, the other with a specific gravity of 0,924 at 17°.

The oil from the wood had an odor that was faintly sassafras-like, and a specific gravity of 0,852 at 15°.