MSc Plant Diversity – Plant families ID test – Samples 11-40 (Books and notes allowed) – Answers

The plant families samples 11-40 belong to are listed below (using APG2/3 for flowering plants)

Number Genus species Family
11 Celosia caracas ‘Deep Purple’ Amaranthaceae
12 Phlox divaricata ‘Chattahoochee’ Polemoniaceae
13 Zaluzianskya ovata Scrophulariaceae
14 Sarracenia psittacina Sarraceniaceae
15 Vriesia Bromeliaceae
16 Thymus praecox Lamiaceae
17 Lotus maculatus Fabaceae
18 Ephedra sinica Ephedraceae
19 Cyperus Cyperaceae
20 Althaea? Malvaceae
21 Carthamus Asteraceae
22 Echium cf. candicans Boraginaceae
23 Tetragonia tetragonioides Aizoaceae
24 Aquilegia Ranunculaceae
25 Chloranthus oldhamii Chloranthaceae
26 Moricandia arvensis Brassicaceae
27 Ilex perado Aquifoliaceae
28 Tradescantia cf. andersoniana Commelinaceae
29 Geranium maderense Geraniaceae
30 Polygonum sp. Polygonaceae
31 Carica papaya Caricaceae
32 Saccharum officinarum Poaceae
33 Salvinia herzogii Salviniaceae
34 Aframomum melegueta Zingiberaceae
35 Pandanus amaryllifolius Pandanaceae
36 Ipomoea purpurea Convolvulaceae
37 Spathiphyllum hybrid Araceae
38 Oncidium ‘Sharry Baby’ Orchidaceae
39 Catharanthus roseus Apocynaceae
40 Huperzia phlegmarioides Lycopodiaceae (Huperziaceae)

Spots 13, 23 and 27 proved the most challenging to students.

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