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Root Sample - Oldenlandia umbellata (Rubiaceae), India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 11514

Summary:
A sample of the Oldenlandia Umbellata (Rubiaceae) roots. 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.
Description:
A sample of the Oldenlandia Umbellata (Rubiaceae) roots packaged in a sealed, clear plastic bag, with two older paper tags inside plastic package. The roots are small brown pieces of wood, resembling twigs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.5 cm (Height), 3.5 cm (Width), 15.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: economic botany, madder family rubiaceae, medicinal plants
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: Medicinals & Drugs
Tertiary Classification: medicinals
Inscriptions: Handwritten on paper tag inside bag: "1887 T.N. Mukharji Collection / Medicinal products / Case XXV No 3 / Root of Oldenlandia Umbellata Linn"
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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