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Bark Sample - Cinchona ledgeriana, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14014

Summary:
Sample of Cinchona ledgeriana bark in a jar. 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 with black plastic screw-top lid containing three sections of brown bark. Two printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' labels with handwritten text affixed to front and reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1877
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.0 cm (Height), 7.0 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: economic botany, madder family rubiaceae, 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: Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to front of jar reads: 'T.N. Mukharji Collection / 1887 / Case XIV No. 4 / Medicinal Products'
Collector: T. Mukharji

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