Horticultural Plants

Subject 207-153 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 36 hours of laboratory sessions, tutorials, plant walks and field excursion
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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James Will
Subject Overview:

This subject covers:

  • taxonomic approaches to plant description and morphology (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits);

  • plant habit and lifecycles, International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and Code for Cultivated Plants;

  • use and application of plant recognition characters for identification; and

  • study of horticultural plants in groups based on habit, life cycle and taxonomic approaches.

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • recognise a group of plants commonly used in landscape horticulture; correctly write their botanical, common and family names and describe plant type and form;

  • write plant names in accordance with the ICBN (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature) and the ICNCP (International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants);

  • identify and describe the main morphological features of stems, leaves, flowers and fruits;

  • determine the floral formula for a species; and

  • use these plant recognition characters to identify a plant using a taxonomic key.

Assessment: Two 90-minute written examinations (one mid-semester and one final) each worth 20% of final marks; one written assignment equivalent to 2500 words and worth 25% of the final marks; exercises and practical work submitted during the semester equivalent to 3500 words and worth 35% of the final marks. Attendance at laboratory sessions, tutorials, plant walks and field excursions is compulsory.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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