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Gum Sample - Acacia arabica, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 13167
- Sample of Acacia arabica (Leguminosae) gum. This was collected and prepared by T.N.Mukharji as part of his work for the Indian Botanical Gardens. It was donated to the Museum by the Indian Government, Calcutta in 1887.
- Sample of gum contained in a brown paper bag, folded at the top to form a point. A description of the contents is handwritten in lead pencil on one side.
- Acquisition Information:
- Collected from T. Mukharji
|Dimensions:||4.0 cm (Height), 15.5 cm (Width), 16.5 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||economic botany, legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses|
|Themes this item is part of:||Botanical Fortunes: T.N. Mukharji, International Exhibitions & Trade Between India & Australia, T.N. Mukharji Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|Secondary Classification:||Gums & Exudates|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten: "Food substances / 1887 T.N. Mukharji Collection / Case I No. 4 / Gum of / Acacia arabica Willd / Leguminosae"|
|Collector:||T. Mukharji, pre 1887|
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