Systematic botany course

seed of Claytonia perfoliata  

This course relates to plant classification, nomenclature, plant identification and morphology with special emphasis on teaching botanical horticulturists.

The main aims are :

 

familiarize with plant classification and plant morphology.

Be able to use Floras key and monograph to accurately name plants in a garden or from the wild.

Relate classification and botany to the work in a botanical garden.

 

The course is structured in 10 days lectures, divided into theory, including specialist lecturers, and practical sessions.

We wish the students will be enlightened by looking into the details of the morphology of plants and enjoy gardening even more.

Browse through Giles teaching herbarium

Akebia quinata female flower Floral diagram Akebia quinata male flower Floral diagram
Akebia quinata female flower drawing Akebia quinata male flower picture
Sargentodoxa Litsea cubeba
 

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Classifications

First Land Plants

Ferns

Gymnosperms

Nomenclature

Morphology and keys

Magnoliids

Eudicots

Monocotyledones

Caryophyllidae and Malpighiales

Eurosids 1

Eurosids 2

Euasterids 1

Euasterids 2

Guided reading

 

exams

 

 

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Order

Species Number

Basal

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Amborellales

1

Basal

-

-

Nymphaeales

74

Basal

-

-

Austrobaileyales

100

Basal

-

-

Ceratophyllales

2

Basal

-

-

Chloranthales

75

Basal

-

Magnoliids

Magnoliales

2929

Basal

-

Magnoliids

Laurales

2858

Basal

-

Magnoliids

Canellales

2509

Basal

-

Magnoliids

Piperales

4090

Monocots

-

-

Acorales

2

Monocots

-

-

Alismatales 

4490

Monocots

-

-

Petrosaviales

4

Monocots

-

-

Dioscoreales

1037

Monocots

-

-

Pandanales

1345

Monocots

-

-

Liliales

1558

Monocots

-

-

Asparagales

26071

Monocots

-

Commelinids

Arecales

2361

Monocots

-

Commelinids

Poales

18325

Monocots

-

Commelinids

Commelinales

812

Monocots

-

Commelinids

Zingiberales

2111

Eudicots

-

-

4445

Eudicots

-

-

Sabiales

100

Eudicots

-

-

1610

Eudicots

-

-

Trochodendrales

2

Eudicots

-

-

Buxales

72

Eudicots

-

-

Gunnerales

45

Eudicots

-

-

Berberidopsidales

4

Eudicots

-

-

Dilleniales

300

Eudicots

-

-

11155

Eudicots

-

-

Santalales

985

Eudicots

-

-

Saxifragales

2470

Eudicots

-

-

Vitales

850

Eudicots

Rosids

-

Crossosomatales

66

Eudicots

Rosids

-

Geraniales

836

Eudicots

Rosids

-

Myrtales

11027

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Zygophyllales .

305

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Celastrales

1355

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Malpighiales

15935

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Oxalidales

1810

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Fabales

20055

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Rosales

7725

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Cucurbitales

2295

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid I

Fagales

1877

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid II

Huerteales

23

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid II

Brassicales

4450

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid II

Malvales

6005

Eudicots

Rosids

Eurosid II

Sapindales

5670

Eudicots

Asterids

-

Cornales

524

Eudicots

Asterids

-

Ericales

11515

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids I

Garryales

18

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids I

Gentianales

16637

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids I

Lamiales

23275

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids I

Solanales

4080

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids II

Aquifoliales

536

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids II

Apiales

5489

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids II

Asterales

25790

Eudicots

Asterids

Euasterids II

Dipsacales

1090

 

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