Sample of poisonous grass of Kashmir, Stipa sibirica, 1885


Sample of poisonous grass of Kashmir, Stipa sibirica, 1885. From Garais, Kashmir, Note on card: y-8000 ft. One of a group of fiber samples given by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, in 1885, to the US National Museum's economic botany collection.

Date Made: ca. 1885

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Kashmir

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Credit Line: Gift of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T00649Accession Number: 16188Catalog Number: T649

Object Name: fiber sample, stipa sibirica

Physical Description: Stipa sibirica (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 5/8 in x 29 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 73.66 cm x 9.525 cm


Record Id: nmah_1874619

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