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Pods - Bauhinia variegata, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 14048
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||8.9 cm (Height), 8.9 cm (Width), 16.0 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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|