Fruits - Pepper Corn, Piper cubeba, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14035

Sample of Piper cubeba (pepper) fruit. 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.
Cylindrical glass jar, sealed with a black plastic lid, containing small, round, dark brown storked berries with furrowed surface. Two printed 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: 8.0 cm (Height), 8.0 cm (Width), 15.0 cm (Length)

More information

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. II"

Label, handwritten: "Piper cubeba / Fruits (original label / describes as cubebs) / PIPERACEAE"
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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