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Fruits - Almond, Prunus amygdalus, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14038

Summary:
Sample of Prunus amygdalus (almond) nuts. 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, sealed with a black plastic lid, containing large, almond-shaped, golden brown nuts with pitted 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: 7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: economic botany, fruits, rose family rosaceae
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: Foods
Tertiary Classification: fruits
Inscriptions: Label, handwritten: "T.N. Mukharji Coll. 1887 / Food Substances / Case XIII No. 5 / (Probably sweet almond)"

Label, handwritten: "Prunus amygdalus / (var. amara) / Fruits / ROSACEAE"
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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