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Fruits - Almond, Prunus amygdalus, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 14038
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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|