PBIO 250 Lecture Notes

James L. Reveal

Norton-Brown Herbarium, University of Maryland


Plant Taxonomy

Spring Semester - 1999

Date			Subject				Reading
 1 Feb  Introduction to Laboratory			  1-23
 3 Feb	Vegetative Morphology - Habit			  1-23
        Lecture text reading assignment                   6-17
 8 Feb	Vegetative Morphology - Foliage			 24-32
        Lecture text reading assigment                  102-121
10 Feb	Vegetative Morphology - Foliage			 24-32
15 Feb	Reproductive Morphology - Flowers		 33-46
        Lecture text reading assignment                 122-132
17 Feb	Reproductive Morphology - Fruits		 47-52
        Lecture text reading assignment                 133-135
22 Feb	Lycopodiophyta, Equisetophyta, Psilotophyta,
        Polypodiophyta					 53-60
        Lecture text reading assignment                  54-81
24 Feb	Lycopodiophyta, Equisetophyta, Psilotophyta,
 	Polypodiophyta					 53-60
	 Pinophyta					 61-71
        Lecture text reading assignment                  82-101
 3 Mar	Pinophyta				         61-71
 8 Mar	Magnoliidae					 72-78
        Lecture text reading assignment                 136-157
10 Mar	Magnoliidae					 72-78
15 Mar	Hammelididae				         79-86
        Lecture text reading assignment                 158-170
17 Mar	Caryophyllidae					 79-86
        Lecture text reading assignment                 171-182
29 Mar	Dilleniidae					 92-101
        Lecture text reading assignment                 183-231
31 Mar	Dilleniidae					 92-101
 5 Apr	Dilleniidae					 92-101
 7 Apr	Rosiidae					102-116
        Lecture text reading assignment                 232-299
	Rosiidae					102-116
14 Apr	Rosiidae					102-116
19 Apr	Rosiidae					102-116
21 Apr	Asteridae					117-129
        Lecture text reading assignment                 300-336
26 Apr	Asteridae					117-129
28 Apr	Asteridae					117-129
 3 May	Alismatidae and Arecidae			130-135
        Lecture text reading assignment                 337-352
 5 May	Commelinidae					136-141
        Lecture text reading assignment                 353-363
10 May	Zingeriberidae, Liliidae			142-147
        Lecture text reading assignment                 364-383
        Plant Collection Due by 5 pm


Attention: See information on attendance and examination on Lecture Syllabus.

Instructions for Computer

1. Turn machine on, both monitor and computer
2. Log onto the computer, Login: "pb250" Password: "taxon"
3. Next prompt, type "win"
4. Select icon, Netscape for WWW or Quicktime for viewing cd-rom
5. When finished, exit windows and at prompt type "logout"
6. Shut off machine

To supplement lab there are two tools with which you need to become familiar. The first is the internet. The computer in the lab is oriented for the Botany at the University of Maryland home page to appear when first starting to "surf the web." It also has several bookmarks set so that quick access to other web sites can easily be obtained. You should be familiar with these pages because they are useful supplements that will help your understanding of the material. Learning to use Netscape can only be done by actually sitting at the computer and exploring. The things you need to learn about Netscape are search engines (Alta Vista, Excite, HotBot Yahoo, etc.), web addresses, and bookmarks. Your instructor will give you a brief overview, but surfing yourself is the best way to learn.

The other supplement is a CD-ROM photo atlas that was included in your text. This requires a computer with Windows 95 or Mac System 7.x. To view the images you need to download a copy of Quicktime for your PC or Mac. The web address for Quicktime is http://quicktime.apple.com or http://www.apple.com. For full instructions on this process there is a read me file on the photo atlas which explains the process. Once you have a copy of Quicktime, you can view the images on the disc. The photos are listed in a hierarchical manner. To view a photo you must know the division, class, order, family, genus, and species. This process is done by simply opening the file of your choice until you reach a photo. Photos must then be closed and a new image can be opened. If the hierarchical order of a plant that you wish to view is unknown, a program called Paradox 7 can be used. This is automatically downloaded onto your computer with Quicktime. Paradox 7 allows you to type the genus or species and displays the path through the hierarchy. By clicking on view, the image will be displayed.

Note: This is a broad overview of how to use these tools. A great deal of detail is left out. Your lab instructor will fill in the details and answer any questions you may have.

Lecture Notes

Last revised: 8 Nov 1998