Sample of Curcuma longa (Zingiberaceae) - Tumeric . 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, cylindrical in shape, sealed with a black plastic screw lid. Contains hard, dried lumps of tumeric, orange-brown in colour. Two Science Museum of Victoria labels are adhered to the outside of the jar, on which the specimen and collection names are handwritten in black ink.

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