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Fruit - Capsicum frutescens, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14926

Summary:
Sample of Capsicum frutescens (Solanaceae) fruit. 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, Culcutta in 1887.
Description:
Cylindrical glass jar, sealed with a black plastic lid, containing several dark brown/black seed pods with light brown stems. A printed Science Museum of Victoria label, with handwritten inscriptions in black ink, is adhered to the outside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: economic botany, nightshade family solanaceae
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: Label, handwritten: "FRUIT OF / CAPSICUM / FRUTESCENS, L / SOLANACEAE"
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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