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Twig - Piper chaba, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 13953
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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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