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Fruit - Solanum gracilipes, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 14955
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||7.0 cm (Height), 7.0 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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|