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Seed Sample - Ervum Lens, Leguminosae, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 11379

Summary:
Jar containing a sample of Leguminosae - Ervum lens seeds (split). 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 with a white screw lid, containing a sample of orange coloured, Leguminosae - Ervum lens seeds, split. Two paper label's are attached to the outside of the jar.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from T. Mukharji
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15.7 cm (Height), 8.0 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: economic botany, food
Themes this item is part of: Botanical Fortunes: T.N. Mukharji, International Exhibitions & Trade Between India & Australia, T.N. Mukharji Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Foods
Tertiary Classification: grains
Inscriptions: Handwritten on label on jar: "Ervum lens (lensesanlerita) / seeds (split) / LEGUMINOSAE / Collected by T.N.Mukharji / 53 Food V"
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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