Plant Biodiversity BOTA20002

The official handbook entry for this subject is here. The purpose of this page is to present additional information on structure and content. 


Fern7Weeks 1-5, Andrew Drinnan: Evolution of Land Plants

  • Morphology and biology of major groups of land plants: mosses, liverworts, hornworts, ferns, conifers and other gymnosperms, angiosperms
  • Phylogenetic relationships
  • Evolution of sporophyte morphology

SunOWeeks 6-10, Mike Bayly:

Flowering plants

  • Flower structure; evolution of flowers
  • Phylogeny, classification and morphology of angiosperms
  • Plant identification
  • Recognition and biology of important families including Myrtaceae, Ericaceae, Casuarinaceae, Fabaceae, Asteraceae (daisies), Poaceae (grasses), Cyperaceae (sedges), Juncaceae (rushes)
  • Rules of plant nomenclature

CyttWeeks 11-12, Tom May/ Teresa Lebel: Diversity and Evolution of Fungi

  • Phylogeny, classification, morphology and biology of major groups of fungi
  • Biology of lichens
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