Plant Classification Lecture

Photos of the Plant Classification Lecture
Held on Saturday, August 28, 2010
with Botanist Wayne Armstrong
10:00 am to Noon
Room# NS-258 (Natural Sciences Building – San Marcos Campus)

An introduction to how plants are classified, with particular emphasis on flowering plants (angiosperms).  This two hour lecture will discuss vegetative and reproductive terminology, with a brief introduction to phylogenetic classification using chloroplast DNA.  Several plant families will be used to illustrate some of the taxonomic revisions in the new revised Jepson Manual of California Plants, including Wayne’s favorite group the duckweeds, formerly in the family Lemnaceae, but now placed in the arum family (Araceae). 
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