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Fruits - Zanthoxylum rhetsa, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14021

Sample of Zanthoxylum rhetsa 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 small, round, brown pods, some split in half. The pods contain black seeds. Two printed white 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
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: "Zanthoxylum rhetsa / Fruits / RUTADEAE"

Label, handwritten: "1887 T.N. Mukharji coll. / Food Substances / Case XVIII No. 3"
Collector: T. Mukharji

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