Fruit Sample - Boabab Tree, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13084

Sample envelope containing fruit from the Adansonia digitata (bombacaceae) - Boabab Tree. 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, Culcutta in 1887.
Sample envelope containing fruit from the ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BOMBACACEAE) - Boabab Tree. Brown paper envelope is folded down along top edge. Contents are handwritten on front of package in pencil.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from T. Mukharji
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 4.3 cm (Height), 15.0 cm (Width), 15.2 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: kopak tree or bombax family bombacaceae
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: Foods
Tertiary Classification: fruits
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black on front: "Food Substance / 1887 T.N.Mukharji Collection / Case I No. 10 / Nuts of / Adansonia Digitata lini / Malvaceae"
Collector: T. Mukharji


Monnie Datcher Posted on 18 Nov 2011 4:16 PM
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