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Seed Sample - Pithecolobium dulce, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13921

Summary:
Sample of Pithecolobium dulce seeds in 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. Used for medicinal purposes. Believed to be exhibited at the 1888 Intercolonial Exhibition.
Description:
Cylindrical glass jar with glass stopper containing oily, dark brown seeds. White paper label with handwritten text in black ink affixed to front. 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: 5.9 cm (Height), 5.9 cm (Width), 16.5 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: economic botany, food, legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses, plant pests diseases
Themes this item is part of: Botanical Fortunes: T.N. Mukharji, International Exhibitions & Trade Between India & Australia, T.N. Mukharji Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Foods
Tertiary Classification: seeds
Inscriptions: Label affixed to front reads: 'Seeds / Pithecolobium dulce'
Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label affixed to jar bears handwritten text that reads: 'Mukharji Coll. India. / Case 14 Oils VII'
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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