Diversity And Classification Of Higher Plants
Higher plants (Angiosperms)
constitute an important part of the flora of the world
constituting the major group of various vegetation types especially of the
terrestrial environment. The course Unit will cover the general structure,
characteristics, occurrence and economic importance of the Higher Plants
will enable the students to understand the diversity, evolutionary significance
and economic importance of Angiosperms which overshadow that of the lower
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course unit, students
should be able to
Explain why plants are
Define the various terms used
in plant taxonomy.
Discuss the aims and
importance of plant taxonomy.
Identify the various
characters used in taxonomy.
Explain the problems of
identification of plants using vegetative and floral characters.
Describe the various systems
Construct and use the various
types of identifications keys.
Summarise the diagnostic
characters and discuss the major economic importance
of the major selected Angiosperm families.