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Seed Sample - Bauhinia (Leguminosae), India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 11488

Summary:
Sample of Bauhinia (Leguminosae) fruit pods and seeds. 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:
Glass jar, cylindrical in shape, sealed with a white metal screw lid. Contains a number of dried pods with seeds. Two Science Museum of Victoria labels are adhered to the outside, on which the specimen and collection names are handwritten in black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from T. Mukharji
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.0 cm (Height), 9.0 cm (Width), 15.8 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: 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: Medicinals & Drugs
Tertiary Classification: medicinals
Inscriptions: Label, handwritten: "Bauhinia sp. / Pods & seeds (Fruits) / LEGUMINOSAE"

Label, handwritten: Collected by T.N. Mukharji / 35 Food I"
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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