Athrotaxis selaginoides, Don.2) occurs in Tasmania where it is known as King William pine. The leaves distilled in June yielded an oil characterized by the following properties: d 16/15oo 0,8765; aD + 74,8°; nD16o 1,4905; E.V. 8,6 = 3p.c. of ester C10H17Ococh8. The oil was difficultly soluble in ordinary alcohol, but soluble in all proportions in absolute alcohol. It consisted almost entirely of d-limonene ([a]D + 112,2°, m. p. of tetrabromide 104°). Traces of pinene, possibly also of cadinene, were likewise present, also a phenol, possibly carvacrol.
1) Berl. Berichte 13 (1880), 1656; 14 (1881), 2202.
2) Baker and Smith, A research on the pines of Australia, Sydney 1910, p. 303.