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Plant diversity 366


 
Module code BOT 366
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Basic principles and methods of plant classification. Sources of plant variation. Modern methods to ascertain evolutionary relationships among plants. The extent and significance of vascular plant diversity. General structural and biological characteristics of evolutionary and ecologically important plant groups. Botanical nomenclature. Plant identification in practice; identification methods, keys, herbaria and botanical gardens. Diagnostic characters for the field identification of trees, wild flowers and grasses. Family recognition of southern African plants. Available literature for plant identification. Methods to conduct floristic surveys. Nature and significance of voucher specimens.

Module credits 18.00
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites BOT 161 or permission from head of department
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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