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Massoi Bark. Lawang. Cinnamomum xanthoneurum, Cinnamomum burmanni, Massoja aromatica.

Massoi Bark. Lawang.—In Eastern commerce certain aromatic barks occur under the name of massoi barks. Of these, three are believed by F. Hekmeyer to be the products respectively of Cinnamomum xanthoneurum Blume, Cinnamomum Burmanni Blume (C. Kianis Nees), and Massoja aromatica Becc. (Sassafras goesianum Teijsm. and Binn.), all of the Fam. Lauraceae. For a description of these barks, by E. M. Holmes, see P. J., 1888, 465. The massoi bark which comes from New Guinea, and from which Messrs. Schimmel have distilled an oil resembling that of nutmeg and cloves, probably has a different origin from the true massoi bark which has a cocoanut-like odor. (Y. B. P., 1912, 473.)


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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