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Assignment 3 - Gymnosperm Hunt

Assignment 3 - Gymnosperm Hunt - Members of this phylum...

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Campus Hunt for the Phyla of Gymnosperms Assignment 3 Plant Biology (BOT 3015), Spring 2012 Dr. Cui Due Date : Before class on April 12 Learning Objectives The assignment is meant to introduce you to living specimens from 3 of the 4 extant phyla of gymnosperms. Assignment A map of the campus is provided below. 1) Find one representative from each of the phyla Coniferophyta, Cycadophyta, and Ginkgophyta; 2) Mark their precise location on the map below. 3) Also label with a common (or scientific) name for the plant (e.g., pine, cycad, ginkgo) found there, and the approximate height as 0-1 feet, 1-10 feet, or >10 feet. 4) Take a picture of each plant and attach it to the homework. A few hints: Coniferophyta: Plants in this phylum are typically evergreen.
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Unformatted text preview: Members of this phylum planted on campus include pines, junipers cypresses, and podocarps (a common hedge). Cycadophyta: Plants in this phylum are also typically evergreen. The leaves are pinnately compound and look similar in structure to what you would typically associate with a fern leaf, palm leaf, or a bird’s feather. The commonly planted cycad has deep green leaves. Ginkgophyta: There is a single species in this phylum. This species has fan-shaped leaves but is not an angiosperm. There are two specimens on campus, one is in the neighborhood of Longmire (#72 on map) and one is near Landis Hall (#74). Be sure to write your name in the upper left corner of the hard copy in the form [Last Name], [First Name]....
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