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Pods - Bauhinia variegata, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14048

Summary:
Sample of Bauhinia variegata pods in a jar. 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, Calcutta in 1887.
Description:
Cylindrical glass jar with white metal screw-top lid containing large, thin, brown pods. There are also some small, loose, disc-shaped seeds. Two printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' labels with handwritten text affixed to front and reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1877
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.9 cm (Height), 8.9 cm (Width), 16.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: economic botany, food, legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses
Themes this item is part of: Botanical Fortunes: T.N. Mukharji, International Exhibitions & Trade Between India & Australia, T.N. Mukharji Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Foods
Tertiary Classification: seeds
Inscriptions: Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to front of jar reads: 'Collected by T.N. Mukharji / 35 Food III'
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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