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Seed Sample - Trigonella foenum-graecum (Leguminosae), 1887 Object Reg. No: ST 1955 1

Sample of Fenugreek seeds from India contained in brown paper bag housed in a plastic bag. 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.

Fenugreek, Helbeh was used as a condiment and also medicinally.
Clear plastic bag containing brown paper bag with handwritten text in grey pencil.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 155 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width), 60 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses, medicinal plants, food
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, T.N. Mukharji Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Foods
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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