Texas A&M University - Department of Biology - Herbarium
Field Systematic Botany

Syllabus - Spring 1996

Month DayLecture orLaboratory Topic Reading (J&L)

January
16Course IntroductionExercise with 'Systematic Concepts'1-10;55-78
18Vegetative StructureThe Shoot216-232
23PteridophytesGymnosperms 261-292
25Angiosperm ClassificationThe Flower114-134, 232-252
30Flowering Plant LineagesThe Dormant Flora (Field)134-156

February
1Magnoliidae (taxa)Hamamelidae (taxa)296-324
6CaryophyllidaeCaryophyllidae325-333
8DilleniidaeDilleniidae333-349
13RosidaeRosidae349-388
15AsteridaeAsteridae388-418
20Exam 1 The Herbarium188-205
22Alismatidae Arecidae418-429
27CommelinidaeCommelinidae 429-440
29ZingiberidaeLiliidae (taxa)440-450

March
5Field Field
7NomenclatureSpecimen Identification38-53
19Field Field
21Family Detail 1 Specimen Identification
26FieldField
28Exam 2 Specimen Identification*

April
2Field Field
4History Specimen Identification11-37
9Field Field
11Taxonomic Literature Specimen Identification253-260
16Field Field
18Biosystematics Specimen Identification**157-184
23Field Field
25Family Detail 2Specimen Identification

May
8Final Exam8-10 a.m.***

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

Last updated: 22 January 1996