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Fruit - Solanum gracilipes, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14955

Summary:
Sample of Solanum gracilipes fruit 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 black plastic screw-top lid containing dried brown, oval-shaped fruit with a rough, textured surface. Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to jar.

Fruit has many small holes, possibly due to previous insect infestation.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1877
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.0 cm (Height), 7.0 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: Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to jar reads: 'Solanum gracilipes / fruits / Mukharji collection. / 39 Foods - XV'
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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