BOTANY 301 - TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS
HOME PAGE - http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/tfp/tfphome1.html

TEXTS: Walters, D.R. & Keil, D.J. Vascular Plant Taxonomy, 4th ed. - (REQUIRED), Lab key pack   #179 (REQUIRED), and Lab Handouts pack #178 (REQUIRED) from Copy Corner.
 

DATE TOPIC READING (W& K)
28 Aug Introduction Chapter 1
30 Aug Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3
1 Sept Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3
4 Spet Ferns and Gymnosperms Chapters 8 & 9
6 Sept Angiosperms Chapter 10
8 Sept Angiosperms Chapter 10
11 Sept  Breeding Systems
13 Sept Examination I
15 Sept Magnoliidae Chapter 11
18 Sept Magnoliidae Chapter 11
20 Sept Magnoliidae--Hamamelidae Chapter 11 & 18
22 Sept Hamamelidae Chapter 18
25 Sept Hamamelidae Chapter 18
27 Sept Caryophyllidae Chapter 17
29 Sept Examination II
2 Oct Caryophyllidae Chapter 17
4 Oct Dilleniidae Chapter 16
6 Oct Dilleniidae Chapter 16
9 Oct Dilleniidae Chapter 16
11 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13
13 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13
16 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13
18 Oct Rosidae Chapter 13
20 Oct Examination III
23 Oct Floristic Regions of Texas
25 Oct Asteridae Chapter 14
27 Oct Asteridae I Chapter 14
30 Oct Asteridae I Chapter 14
1 Nov Asteridae I and II Chapters 14 & 15
3 Nov Asteridae III Chapter 15
6 Nov Historical Background and Nomenclature Chapter 2
8 Nov Examination IV
10 Nov Alismatidae Chapter 19
13 Nov Arecidae Chapter 19
15 Nov Commelinidae Chapter 20
17 Nov Commelinidae Chapter 20
20 Nov Commelinidae-Zingiberidae Chapters 19 & 20
22 Nov Liliidae Chapter 20
27 Nov Liliidae Chapter20
29 Nov Angiosperm evolution
1 Dec Examination V
4  Dec Review
11 Dec Final Exam 8-10 a.m.
TESTING: Lecture exams will be a combination of structure identification, short answer, and matching. Old exams can be reviewed on the www, start with the Botn 301 home page. However, remember that the old exams are for the old course, Botn 201, which did not cover all the material that is covered in Botn 301.

Regular examinations are worth 75 points, for a total of 375 points. There will be five unannounced pop quizzes at 10 points each for a total of 50 points. These will usually be given on days of low attendance. The optional final is comprehensive and is worth 100 points. Makeup exams will only be given for university excused absences. Let me know immediately if you cannot be present at an exam.

The laboratory point total is 400. Your final grade will be computed on the basis of 825 points without the optional final and 925 points with the final. Specific point values in lab will be provided in the laboratory schedule.

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