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Twig - Piper chaba, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13953

Summary:
Sample of Piper chaba twig. 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 a single dark brown twig 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, medicinal plants, pepper family piperaceae
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: "1887 T.N. Mukharji Coll. / Medicinal Products / Case XXVII No. 10"

Label, handwritten: "TWIGS OF / PIPER CHABA / PIPERACEAE"
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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