Fruit - Anacardium occidentale, India, 1880s Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.9 cm (Height), 8.9 cm (Width), 16.0 cm (Length)

More information

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

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