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Fruit Sample - Cordia myxa, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14929

Summary:
Sample of Cordia myxa 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.
Belongs to the Borage or Forget-me-not family.
Description:
Cylindrical glass jar with black plastic screw-top lid containing dried, irregularly shaped fruit with a brown, shrivelled surface. Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to 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: borage family boraginaceae, 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: 'Cordia myxa / Fruit / BORAGINACEAE'
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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