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Vernonia Anthelmintica (Compositae), 1887 Reg. No: ST 001953
- Sample of Vernonia Anthelmintica 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.
Also known as Purple Fleebane or Iron Weed, the Hindi Name for this specimen is Somraj. Parbat-zerah. Vernonia Anthelmintica is an oil yielding plant. It is used as a condiment and also medicinally.
- Cylindrical glass jar with glass stopper containing black seeds. Printed label with handwritten text affixed to front.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Indian Government, 1887
|Dimensions:||170 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width), 60 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||medicinal plants, food, aster family asteraceae, vegetable oils fats waxes|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Collector:||T. Mukharji, India, pre 1887|