Sample of Lepidium sativum (Cruciferae) seeds. 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.

Physical Description

Glass jar with black plastic lid containing numerous small, dark brown seeds. A Science Museum of Victoria label is adhered to the side on which registration number details are printed, and the name of the sample handwritten in black ink. A second label provides details of the collection.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    T.N. Mukharji Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Sustainable Futures

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Indian Government, 1887

  • Collector

    T. N. Mukharji, India, pre 1887

  • Inscriptions

    Printed on label: "Registration Number / Registered ... after being found in store / without Reg No. Possibly related to previous / Reg. Nos 2762 (handwritten) .... / Attached information indicated the following: .... / Science Museum of Victoria" Handwritten on label: "Lepidium sativum / seeds / CRUCIFERAE" On second label: "T.N. Mukharji coll. 1887 / Medicinal Products / Case XX No. 9" (Handwritten) "Science Museum of Victoria" (Printed).

  • Classification

    Economic botany, Foods, Vegetables

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    1.4 cm (Length), 7.5 cm (Width), 7.5 cm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Mustard Family (Cruciferae), Vegetables