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Fruit - Randia dumetorum, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13990

Summary:
Sample of Randia dumetorum fruit. 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.
Description:
Cylindrical glass jar containing large, round, dark brown dried fruits with rough surfaces, and sealed with a black plastic lid. Two printed white Science Museum of Victoria labels, with handwritten inscriptions in black ink, are adhered to the outside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: economic botany, madder family rubiaceae, medicinal plants
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: Label, handwritten: "Randia dumetorum / Fruit / RUNICEAE"

Label, handwritten: "1887 T.N. Mukharji Coll./ Medicinal Products / Case XXX No. 11"
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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