Fruit - Zizyphusx ylopyra, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14925

Sample of Zizyphus xylopyra 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, Culcutta in 1887.
Cylindrical glass jar with black plastic screw-top lid containing dried, round, dark brown fruit with a hard, textured 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: 7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 15.0 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: buckthorn family rhamnaceae, 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 front reads: '1887 T.N. Mukharji Collection / Food Substances / Case XVIII No. 12'

Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to reverse reads: 'Zizyphus xylopyra / Fruits / RHAMNACEAE'
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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