Laboratory 4: Magnoliopsida, Subclasses I and II
Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae

Objectives for this lab are to:
  • learn to recognize primitive and derived plant characters
  • know the characteristics of the subclasses Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae
  • learn key features of families and genera within the Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae
  • be able to identify structures in preserved, fresh, or mounted material of plants from these subclasses
  • indentify subclass, family, and genus for selected members of these subclasses
Safety concerns for this lab:  Use caution with dissecting tools, wear goggles if working with specimens preserved in Carosafe, dispose of Carosafe specimens in proper waste container

This exercise consists of three parts:

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last updated 25 June 2010  by MDR