WHAT TO KNOW FOR THE SECOND LAB
(focusing on, but not limited to)
The second Lab Practical is not comprehensive with regard to
identification–you will not be asked to identify herbarium sheets from
the Magnoliidae, Hamamelidae, Caryophyllidae, and Dilleniidae.
*are* expected to remember the basic vegetative and reproductive
structures and terms (including fruit types and inflorescences) that we
studied at the beginning of the semester, as well as concepts of
classification, nomenclature, keying, and collecting.
1. Monocots vs. dicots.
2. Primitive vs. derived characters as they apply to the families
and subclasses of the Rosidae, Asteridae, Alismatidae,
Commelinidae, Arecidae, Zingiberidae, and Liliidae
3. Subclass, Family, and Genus identification of red-dot
herbarium sheets for these subclasses.
4. Family characteristics, anatomy, and terminology for
covered families in these subclasses.
5. Subfamily characteristics in the Rosaceae
6. Characters which distinguish the families of the Fabales.
7. Head morphology in the Asteraceae and distinguishing features
among the grass-like monocots (Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae)
8. Important plants and concepts from the course field trip
9. Proper technique for collection, identification, and
preservation of plants
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last updated August 5, 2004 by MDR