tree-logo.gif (7741 bytes) Plant Taxonomy (BIOL308)  -  Stephen G. Saupe, Ph.D.; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321;;

Keying Exercises

  1. 1. Obtain a set of "sham" plants created by Dr. Warren Wagner, University of Michigan. Study these plants and then select 10 different characters and record the state for each character in the table. Use this table to prepare a dichotomous key, either indented or bracketed, to these species. Now, can you rewrite your key in the other form?
  2. For additional practice, prepare a dichotomous key (bracketed or indented) to one of the following sets of terms (or make up your own set of terms):
  1. Prepare a dichotomous key to some of your plants-to-know.

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