Potato Botanical Poster


SKU: HD-PO0030

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Potato Botanical Poster - Solanum tuberosum

The Science:

The potato is a tuberous plant, currently the fourth largest food crop in the world. Every part of the potato plant except the tuber contains toxins, which makes it otherwise unsuitable for consumption. Potatoes can be stored for long periods of time, though exposure to sunlight will cause greening and toxin accumulation on the skin. Also shown is a Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata). This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0030
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Solanum tuberosum
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
Shipping Restrictions: None.