Myrocarpus fastigiatus, Fr. All. is a leguminous tree that attains a height of 8 m. or more, which is a native of Brazil. It is called cabriuva. The yellowish-white flowers arranged in the form of a corymb are very fragrant, the odor reminding of a mixture of vanilla and frankincense or tolu balsam. The wood is one of the most valuable Brazilian woods.
The oil from the wood has been examined by Schimmel & Co.3). It was light yellow in color and had a faint, not unpleasant odor: d16o 0,9283; aD - 8°29'.
1) Riedel's Mentor 1912, S. 33.
2) Schweiz. Wochenschr. f. Chem. u. Pharm. 50 (1912), 312.
3) Report of Schimmel & Co. April 1896, 64.
From 100 kg. of the sawdust of the wood, Peckolt1) obtained 4,3 g. of oil which he designates Oleo essential de Cabureiba ou Oleo pardo and the specific gravity of which was 0,925 at 13°.