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

Description:

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

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Fibers & Economic Botany

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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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-d1d9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1877022

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