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Root Sample - Gmelina arborea (Verbenaceae), India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 11541

A sample of the Gmelina Arborea (Verbenaceae) root. 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.
A sample of the Gmelina Arborea (Verbenaceae) root packaged in a sealed, clear plastic bag, with two older paper tags inside plastic package. The sample of root resembles three small twigs of a tree, and one small flat section of wood.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 28.0 cm (Height), 4.0 cm (Width), 7.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: economic botany, medicinal plants, verbena family verbenaceae
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: "Medicinal products / 1887 T.N. Mukharji Collection / Case XVIII No 10 / Root of Gmelina Arborea / Verbenaceae / Roxb"
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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