Taxonomy of Flowering Plants - Hour Exam II - Spring, 2002

Less than 70% correct response:


1.Select the key characteristic or defining feature of the flowering plants:

a. carpel  b. petiole  c.ovule

d. microspore  e. aril  

6.A nomenclatural type specimen that is designated by a later worker (not the original author), is known as the:

a. isotype  b. neotype  c. paratype  d. holotype  e. lectotype  

d. Winteraceae  e. Fagaceae


9.One of the two products of double fertilization is triploid.This is the:

a. Pericarp  b. Connective  c.Endosperm   

d. Perisperm  e. Micropyle


11.The disgram of a sectioned seed (below) depicts the structural foundation for a distinctive seed morphology associated with the:

a.Hamamelidae  b.Magnoliidae  c. Caryophyllidae  d.Dilleniidae 


12.*Arrow ‘A’ (above) indicates:

a. Perisperm  b. Connective  c.Endosperm 

d. Pericarp  e. Embryo

13.*Arrow ‘B’ (above) indicates:

a.Endosperm  b. Connective  c.Perisperm   

d. Pericarp  e. Embryo


Associate economically important genera with their Families: (questions 32 - 36)


32.  Ficus  a.  Polygonaceae

33.  Persea  b.  Ericaceae

34.  Fagopyrum  c.  Cucurbitaceae

35*.  Lagenaria  d.  Lauraceae

36.  Vaccinium  e.   Moraceae


38.Which of the following is unique to the Magnoliopsida:

a. meristem  b. vascular cambium  c. funiculus  d. pericarp  e. ovule 

39.Only genus (monotypic) of the Nepenthales that is restricted in its distribution to the southeastern United States; an ‘active’ (as opposed to passive) animal predator:


a. Nepenthes  b. Drosera  c.Darlingtonia 

d. Dionaea  e. Monotropa


45.Index Herbariorum carries listings of the world’s:

a. plant collectors  b. genus names  c.herbaria 

d. botanical illustrations  e. family names