Upon the distillation of the leaves of Cyclopia genistoides, R. Br. (family Leguminosae) H. Haensel4) obtained 0,101 p.c. of a light brown oil with an intense odor. At room temperature, the oil was permeated with paraffin crystals (heptacosane) that melts at 53 to 54°; d15o0,8737; aD + 0,36° in 10 p.c. benzene solution.

1) Catalog der National-Ausstellung in Rio 1866, 48.

2) Arch, der Pharm. 247 (1909), 176.

3) Ibidem 248 (1910), 431.

4) Chem. Zentralbl. 1906, II. 1496.