Sample of refuse fiber from the Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis, 1885


Sample of refuse fiber from the pericarps of the Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis, after the expression of the oil. From West Tropical Africa. 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.

Original cataloging note, "Used as full".

Date Made: ca. 1885

Location: Currently not on view

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T00658Catalog Number: T658Accession Number: 16188

Object Name: palm fiber samplefiber sample, elaeis guineensis

Physical Description: Elaeis guineensis (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 19.05 cm x 16.51 cm


Record Id: nmah_1877022

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