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Bark Sample - Holarrhena antidysenterica, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13946

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

More information

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
Tertiary Classification: medicinals
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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