As kaju laka the wood of Dalbergia Cumingiana, Benth. (family Leguminosae) plays an important role in Dutch East India-). At first it is colorless, but that of older trees becomes red and heavier. The aromatic odor given off when the wood is burned is due to a volatile oil which at first is colorless and has an odor resembling somewhat that of cineol. The oil has been produced in Buitenzorg3) with a yield of 0,5 p.c; d26o0,891; aD26o - 4°31'; E. V. 5; E. V. after acetylation 116. The oil began to boil at 260° and up to 310° had distilled over only in part. Further heating caused decomposition. A test for aldehydes gave negative results.