Texas A&M University - Department of Biology - Herbarium
Links below enter - mostly -  the Botany 301 lecture/lab sequence (Fall, 1999)
Month Day Lecture or Laboratory Topic Reading (W&K)

January
18 Course Introduction Exercise with 'Systematic Concepts' Chapters 1, 4
20 Vegetative Structure: shoot and leaf Terms and linked structures Chapter 3
25 Pteridophytes Gymnosperms Chapters 8, 9
27 The Basic Flower Floral Variations Chapter 10

February
1 Angiosperm Classification Magnoliidae (lab overview) Chapters 22, 23
3 Hamamelidae (lab overview) The Dormant Flora (Field) Chapters 11, 18
8 Caryophyllidae Caryophyllidae (lab overview) Chapter 17
10 Dilleniidae Dilleniidae (lab overview) Chapter 16
15 Rosidae Rosidae (lab overview) Chapter 12
17 Asteridae Asteridae (lab overview) Chapter 14
22 Exam 1  The Herbarium Chapters 1, 6
24 Monocots - Alismatidae Arecidae Chapters 19
29 Commelinidae Commelinidae  Chapter 20

March
2 Zingiberidae Liliidae (lab overview) Chapter 19
7 Field Day  Dewberry Hill, Meadowside 
9 Nomenclature Specimen Identification Chapter 2
21 Field Day  Old River Ranch (USGS) 1996a and b
23 Family Detail 1  Specimen Identification
28 Field Day Navasota Bottoms (Lenz) 1996a and b
30 Exam 2  Specimen Identification*

April
4 Field Day Sugarloaf Mountian (USGS) 1996a and b
6 History Specimen Identification Chapter 21
11 Field Day Minter Spring (USGS)
13 Taxonomic Literature  Specimen Identification Chapter 26
18 Field Day  Flynn Bogs (USGS) 1996
20 Evolution Specimen Identification** Chapters 24, 25
25 Field Day  TBA
27 Family Detail 2 Specimen Identification
May
10 Final Exam 8-10 a.m.***

* 1st 25 plant specimens due
** 50 plant specimens due
*** All specimens due

Last updated: 13 April 2000