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Fruit - Semecarpus anacardium, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13981

Summary:
Sample of Semecarpus anacardium fruits. 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 round, hard, knobby, dark brown, dried fruits, 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)

More information

Tagged with: cashew or sumac family anacardiaceae, 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, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Foods
Tertiary Classification: fruits
Inscriptions: Label, handwritten: "FRUIT OF / SEMECARPUS / ANACARDIUM / ANACARDIACEAE"

Label, handwritten: "T.N. Mukharji Coll. 1887/ Food Substance / Case XV No. 6"
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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