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Fruit - Anacardium occidentale, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 14045
- Sample of Anacardium occidentale dried fruits 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, brown, kidney-shaped dried fruits with an oily surface. 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:||cashew or sumac family anacardiaceae, dyes dyeing, economic botany, food, medicinal plants|
|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:||Dyes & Tans|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to front of jar reads: '1887 T.N. Mukharji Coll. / Dyes & Tans / Case III / No. 3'|
|Collector:||T. Mukharji, pre 1887|