This is a climbing plant or shrub found in Ecuador, the botanical position of which is at present undecided.
Tests. - Bark slightly resinous. A concentrated infusion does not react upon litmus. Treated by Ammonia, the infusion becomes of a fine orange-yellow colour. The bark when treated with Nitric Acid evolves an odour of pyroligueous acid. The x 2 decoction possesses a straw-yellow colour, and characteristic semi-balsamic odour.
A short account of it is given in Hale's New Remedies.
Part employed. - The bark.