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Pepper Sample - Black, Piper nigrum (Piperaceae), 1887 Object Reg. No: ST 011693

Sample of Black pepper seeds from India contained in a glass jar with stopper. 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.

Piper Nigrum is an oil yielding plant. Indian and Malaya samples contain an essential oil to which medicinal properties are due, and small quantity of fatty oil.
Cylindrical glass jar with glass stopper containing black seeds. Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 165 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width), 60 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: pepper family piperaceae, essential oils
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, T.N. Mukharji Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Oils, Fats & Waxes
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Collector: T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

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