Horticultural Plants

Subject HORT10009 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Burnley - 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: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Ms Kirsten Raynor


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

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 ofhorticultural plants in groups based on habit, lifecycle 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 ICNP (Inetrnational Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants);
  • identlify 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.
Objectives: Information Not Available
Assessment: Two 90-minute written examinations (one mid-semester and one final) each wirth 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 teh final marks. Attendance at laboratory sessions, tutorials, plant walks and field excursions is compulsory.
Prescribed Texts: Information Not Avaialable
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture

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