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Fruit - Terminalia bellerica, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14911

Summary:
Sample of Terminalia bellerica 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, Calcutta in 1887.
Description:
Cylindrical glass jar with black plastic screw-top lid containing dried, round, brown fruit with a powdery 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: 7.0 cm (Height), 7.0 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: combretum family combretaceae, economic botany, 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 reads: '1887 T.N. Mukharji Coll. / Medicinal Products / Case XXXVII No. 11'

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

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