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Fruit Sample - Indian Gooseberry, Phyllanthus emblica, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14025

Sample of Phyllanthus emblica, Indian gooseberry fruits. 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 dark brown, round fruits with rough surfaces. 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, euphorbia family euphorbiaceae, fruits, 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: Label, handwritten: "T.N. Mukharji Coll. / 1887 / Medicinal Products / Case XXVII No. 1"

Label, handwritten: "Phyllanthus emblica / Fruits / EUPHORBIACEAE"
Collector: T. Mukharji

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