Jersey cow mushroom
Unsigned model of the Jersey cow mushroom (Boletus bovinus or Suilus bovinus). This lifelike mushroom model is made of Painted plaster on a black wooden stand. Probably manufactured by Somso around 1900. The smaller mushroom has a crack in the lower stem. On the bottom of the botanical mushroom a description in German with characteristics of the cap, the stem, slats, spurs, odor, taste and common living and growing conditions. The model is still made by Somso.
Suillus bovinus, commonly referred to as the Jersey cow mushroom or bovine bolete, belongs to the pored mushroom category within the Suillaceae family. Initially labeled as Boletus bovinus by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, it received its present binomial name from Henri François Anne de Roussel in 1806. While this mushroom is edible, it is not particularly esteemed for its culinary qualities.
Dimensions: 12,5 x 12,5 x 9 cm.