Rapeseed Botanical Poster


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Rapeseed Botanical Poster - Brassia napus (v. arvensis)

The Science:

Rapeseed or Rape is a flowering plant in the same family as cabbage, kale and mustard and including the variety that produces the rutabega. The name Rape is derived from the Latin for “Turnip” and it is eaten as a leafy vegetable and raised for the production of Canola Oil, (a name created for market to avoid using the term Rape). It probably originated in Eurasia, and is now cultivated worldwide, especially for its oil, which has been selectively bred to reduce its natural bitterness in the last century. 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-PO0019
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Brassia napus (v. arvensis)
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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