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RLEM 304
Rangeland Plant Taxonomy
4 Cr. (2-6)
Spring 2011

Grading Plant Collections

Overall Requirements:

No less than 35 species in collection; you may have up
to 5 extra in collection.

No less than 23 families in collection including all material from the 1st installment.

 

First Installment:

Collections due March 3, 2011 at or before 4:59 pm in 103 A, Animal Industries Building.

Requirements:

No less than 5 specimens (species) in collection.

No less than 4 families in collection, with field book, labels for each specimen and summary sheet.

 


Grading of this installment of the plant collection is intended to help you make a better grade on the second installment. This will also help reduce the time spent on the collection at the end of the semester.

Grading Structure:

20 points total

Identification:           5.0
Specimen Quality:           5.0
Labels:           5.0
Notebook:           5.0
Summary Sheet (1st Installment):        -  2.0
TOTAL         20.0
   


Late -5 pts. per day
Without summary sheet -2 pts. per day

Late Collection -5 pts.  per day late starting at 3/3/11, 5:00 p.m.


Second Installment:

Collections due April 21, 2011 at or before 4:59 pm in 103 A, Animal Industries Building.

Requirements:

No less than 35 species in collection; 
you may have up to 5 extra in collection.

No less than 23 families in collection including all the material from the 1st installment.

Grading Structure:

100 points total possible

Identification:           50.0
Specimen Quality:           25.0
Labels:           15.0
Notebook:           10.0
TOTAL          100.0
   

Late -10% per day
Wrong genus -1.0 pt. each
Wrong family -0.25 pt. each
Wrong specific epithet -0.25 pt. each
Var. or subspecies -0.10 pt. each
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Tape on labels -3.0 pt. total
Labels not ca. 3" x 5" -2.0 pt. total
Bad ties -3.0 pt. total
Bad pressing, paper -3.0 pt. total
Double paper -3.0 pt. total
Wrong or no authorities -3.0 pt. total
No summary sheet -8.0 pt. total
No sci. names in notebook -2.0 pt. total
Incomplete notebook -5.0 pt. total
Fruit only -1.5 pt. total
Vegetative only -1.5 pt. total
Not in summary sheet order -5.0 pt. total
No authority in notebook -2.0 pt. total
No holes in notebook -5.0 pt. total
Summary sheet w/o numbers -2.0 pt. total
Old summary sheet and labels missing -2.0 pt. total
Fewer than 35 species -2.0 pt. each
Fewer than 24 species Fail
Fewer than 23 families -2.0 pt. each
Fewer than 19 families Fail

Do your labels on the computer in Word Perfect, include your disk with the collection.

Collections due April 21, 2011 at or before 4:59 pm in 103 A, Animal Industries Building.

Late Collection -10% per day late starting at 4/21/11, 5:00 p.m.
Unsatisfactory collections will result in an F for the course. Scores of less than 60% are considered unsatisfactory.

DO NOT COLLECT:
Capsella bursa-pastoris shepards-purse
Castilleja indivisa indian paintbrush
Catalpa bignoniodes catalpa
Ilex vomitoria yaupon
Juniperus virginiana Eastern red cedar
Lamium amplexicaule henbit deadnettle
Ligustrum japonicum Japanese privet
Ligustrum sinense Chinese privet
Lonicera japonica honeysuckle
Lupinus subcarnosus Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis Texas bluebonnet
Magnolia grandiflora magnolia
Magnolia virginiana magnolia
Melia azedarach chinaberry
Melilotus officinalis yellow sweetclover
Nerium oleander  oleander
Nothoscordum bivalve  crowpoison
Pinus taeda loblolly pine
Prospois glandulosa mesquite
Pyrus calleryana Bradford pear
Quercus stellata  post oak
Quercus virginiana  live oak
Taraxacum officinale dandelion
Taxodium distichum bald cypress
Thuja occidentalis arborvitae
Tillandsia recurvata ball moss
Trifolium incarnatum crimson clover
Trifolium repens white clover
Wisteria macrostachya wisteria
Ferns w/o sporangia
Poaceae grasses
Cyperaceae sedges
NO "DOMESTIC" PLANT SPECIMENS
NO PINOPHYTA without fruiting structures