Fruit Sample - Phyllanthus emblica, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14940

Sample of Phyllanthus emblica 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 round, dark brown fruits with a pitted surface. Two printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' labels with handwritten text affixed to front and reverse of jar.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1877
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.0 cm (Height), 7.0 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: economic botany, euphorbia family euphorbiaceae, medicinal plants
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: Medicinals & Drugs
Tertiary Classification: medicinals
Inscriptions: Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to front of jar reads: '1887 T.N. Mukharji Coll. / Medicinal Products / Case XXVII No. 1'

Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to reverse of jar reads: 'Medicinal product / 1887 T.N. Mukharji Collection / Case XXVII No. 1 / Fruit of / Phyllanthus Emblica Linn. / Euphorbioceae'
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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