BOTANY 301 - TAXONOMY OF FLOWERING PLANTS

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TEXTS: Walters, D.R. & Keil, D.J. Vascular Plant Taxonomy, 4th ed. - (REQUIRED), Lab key-- packet #196 (REQUIRED), and Lab Handouts-- packet #195 (REQUIRED) from Copy Corner.

                                                                         LECTURE SCHEDULE

 
DATE TOPIC READING (Walters & Keil)
19 Jan  Introduction Chapter 1
21 Jan Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3
24 Jan Vegetative Morphology Chapter 3
26 Jan Ferns and Gymnosperms Chapters 8 & 9
28 Jan Angiosperms (Reproductive Morphology) Chapter 10
31 Jan Angiosperms (Reproductuve Morphology)  Chapter 10
2 Feb Breeding Systems
4 Feb Historical Background & Nomenclature  Chapter 2
7 Feb Classification Systems Chapters 21 & 22
9 Feb
EXAMINATION I
11 Feb Magnoliidae Chapter 11
14 Feb Magnoliidae Chapter 11
16 Feb Magnoliidae-Hamamelidae Chapters 11 & 18
18 Feb Hamamelidae Chapter 18
21 Feb Hamamelidae Chapter 18
23 Feb Floristic Regions of Texas
25 Feb Caryophyllidae Chapter 17
28 Feb Caryophyllidae Chapter 17
1 Mar Caryophyllidae-Dilleniidae Chapters 16 &17
3 Mar
EXAMINATION II
6 Mar Dilleniidae Chapter 16
8 Mar Dilleniidae Chapter 16
10 Mar Dilleniidae Chapter 16
20 Mar Rosidae Chapter 13
22 Mar  Rosidae Chapter 13
24 Mar Rosidae Chapter 13
27 Mar Rosidae-Asteridae Chapters 13 & 14
29 Mar Asteridae I Chapter 14
31 Mar Asteridae I Chapter 14
3 Apr Asteridae I & II Chapters 14 & 15
5 Apr
EXAMINATION III
7 Apr Asteridae II Chapter 15
10 Apr Alismatidae Chapter 19
12 Apr Arecidae Chapter 19
14 Apr Commelinidae Chapter 20
17 Apr Commelinidae -Zingiberidae Chapters 19 & 20
19 Apr Liliidae Chapter 20
21 Apr
READING DAY
24 Apr Liliidae Chapter 20
26 apr Cladistics
28 Apr
EXAMINATION IV
1 May Angiosperm Evolution
2 May Reiveiw
8 May
FINAL EXAMINATION  8-10 A.M.
 
TESTING: Lecture exams will be a combination of structure identification, short answer, and matching. You are responsible for any material covered in lecture. There is review material on the www; linked from the Botn 301 home page.

Regular examinations are worth 100 points, for a total of 400 points. There will be a number of unannounced bonus pop quizzes at 10 points each that will be added to the total grade. The optional final is comprehensive and is worth 150 points.

The laboratory point total is 400. Your final grade will be computed on the basis of 800 points or 950 with the optional final. Specific point values in lab will be provided in the laboratory schedule.

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last update:  January 5, 2000