Sample of Permelia perlata Lichen. 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. Used for medicinal purposes. Believed to be exhibited at the 1888 Intercolonial Exhibition.

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Cylindrical glass jar containing curled fragments of dark brown lichen and sealed with a glass stopper. Three paper labels are adhered to the jar - two printed white Science Museum of Victoria labels, with handwritten inscriptions in black ink, and an off-white label on which the name of the specimen is handwritten.

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