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Sight ID Pinophyta

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

 Laboratory Schedule:

Date Lab#
Jan. 18 1 Introduction to laboratory, learning to write “keys”
Jan. 20 2 Key writing
Jan. 25 3 Life cycle of Pinophyta; Pinophyta terms; keying selected Pinophyta
Jan. 27 4 Keying selected Pinophyta
Feb. 1 5 Key Pinophyta
Feb. 3 6

Sight I.D. Test 1.  Pinophyta [Family, species, spelled correctly] Life cycle of ferns, fern allies, and fern terms. Keying selected ferns and fern allies specimens

Feb. 8 7 Keying selected ferns and fern allies species.
Feb. 10 8 Key, draw long section, floral diagram; Sonchus, Stellaria, Sharardia, Lamium
Feb. 15 9 Collecting, pressing, and labeling plant collections
Feb. 17 10 Sight I.D. Test 2. Ferns [Family, species, spelled correctly]; Fruit lab
Feb. 22 11 Keying Magnoliophyta
Feb. 24 12 Keying Test (2 hrs.), key your own specimens
Mar. 3 13 Keying Magnoliophyta. Collection 1 due BEFORE lab
Mar. 8 14 Keying Magnoliophyta
Mar. 10 15 Keying Test
Mar. 15   SPRING BREAK- NO CLASS
Mar. 17   SPRING BREAK- NO CLASS
Mar. 22 18 Keying Magnoliophyta
Mar. 24 19 Keying Magnoliophyta
Mar. 29 20 Keying Test
Mar. 31 21 Sight I.D. Test 3. Poisonous Plants (Group 1) [Family, species, spelled correctly], keying your own specimens
Apr. 5 22 Keying Magnoliophyta
Apr. 7 23 Keying Test
Apr. 12 24 Keying Magnoliophyta
Apr. 14 25 Keying your own specimens
Apr. 19 26 Sight I.D. Test 4. Poisonous Plants (Groups 1 & 2) [Family, species, spelled correctly], keying your own specimens
Apr. 21 27 Collection 2 due @ 4:59 PM

    **Weekly laboratory quizzes will be given towards the END of the 3 hour laboratory
   (30 minutes or more before the end of the lab)**

    I.  Comparison of Divisions

      A.  Magnoliophyta (Angiosperms)

        1)  Enclosed (protected) seed, covered by an ovary wall.
        2)  Vessels are present in xylem tissue, companion cells are present in the phloem.

      B.  Pinophyta (Gymnosperms)
        1)  Not an enclosed (protected) seed, not covered by an ovary wall.
        2)  Vessels are lacking in xylem tissue, companion cells are absent from the phloem.
        3)  Most are evergreen with needle or scale leaves.

    II.  Comparison of Classes in the Magnoliophyta

      A.  Liliopsida (Monocots)

        1)  1 cotyledon.
        2)  Parallel leaf venation, usually (pg. 9).
        3)  Floral parts in 3's or multiples thereof.
        4)  Vascular bundles of stems scattered throughout ground tissue (pg. 7).
        5)  Vascular cambium lacking in most forms.

      B.   Magnoliopsida (Dicots)

        1)  2 cotyledons.
        2)  Netted leaf venation, usually (pg. 8).
        3)  Floral parts in 4's or 5's or multiples thereof.
        4)  Vascular bundles of stem arranged in the form of a cylinder (pg. 7).
        5)  Vascular cambium present in those having secondary growth.