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Bark Sample - Holarrhena antidysenterica, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 13946
- Sample of Holarrhena antidysenterica bark. 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. Used for medicinal purposes. Believed to be exhibited at the 1888 Intercolonial Exhibition.
- Cylindrical glass jar containing dried dark brown, curled segments of bark, 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
|Dimensions:||7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||dogbane family apocynaceae, economic botany, 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:||Medicinals & Drugs|
|Inscriptions:||Label, handwritten: "T.N. Mukharji Coll. / 1887 / Medicinal Products / Case XIX No. 10"
Label, handwritten: "Holarrhena / antidysenterica / Bark / APOCYNACEAE"
|Collector:||T. Mukharji, pre 1887|
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