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Bark Sample - Acacia jacquemontii (leguminosae), India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13086

Summary:
Sample envelope containing the root bark of Acacia Jacquemontii (leguminosae). 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. Acacia jacquemontii is a plant of the Thar desert (India) is an erect shrub usually 6 feet to 10 feet high, with multiple shoots coming from below ground. This thorny shrub was traditionally used by gold, silver and iron smiths as it gives intense beat while burning.
Description:
Sample envelope containing the root bark of ACACIA JACQUEMONTII (LEGUMINOSAE). 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: 3.5 cm (Height), 15.0 cm (Width), 11.0 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses, faizfrw gmail.com
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 1 No. 8 / Root Bark of / Acacia Jacquemontii / Be..... / Leguminosae"
Collector: T. Mukharji, circa 1880

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