BIOL 325 (Plant Sytematics)
Teaching Collection

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Arranged taxonomically by major group, then family. Families to know in boldface. Taxa to know followed by useful links.




Table of Contents



Pteridophytes sensu lato
Gymnosperms
Basal Angiosperms
Monocotyledon Angiosperms
Basal Eudicot Angiosperms
Caryophyllid Angiosperms
Rosid Angiosperms
Asterid Angiosperms


Equisetaceae(horsetail family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Lycopodiaceae (Clubmoss family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Polypodiaceae sensu lato(leptosporangiate ferns; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Cycadaceae (sago-cycad family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Zamiaceae (zamia family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Ginkgoaceae (ginkgo family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Taxaceae (yew family)

Cupressaceae (cypress family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Pinaceae (pine family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

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Annonaceae (custard-apple family)

Aristolochiaceae (pipewort family)

Cabombaceae (cabomba family)

Lauraceae (laurel family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Magnoliaceae (magnolia family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Nymphaeaceae (watelily family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Piperaceae (pepper family)

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Monocots Part 1


Alismataceae (water-plantain family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Alliaceae (onion family)

Araceae (aroid family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Commelinaceae (dayflower & spiderwort family)

Hemerocallidaceae (daylily family)

Iridaceae (iris family)

Liliaceae (lily family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Smilacaceae (catbrier & greenbriar family)

 


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Cyperaceae (sedge family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Juncaceae (rush family)

Poaceae (grass family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Typhaceae (cattail family)

 


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Asparagaceae (asparagus family)

Asphodelaceae (aloe family)

Arecaceae or Palmae (palm family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Bromeliaceae (bromeliad family)

Musaceae (banana family)

Orchidaceae (orchid family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

  • Cattleya (cattleya orchids) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Other Taxa
    in the MVSC Teaching Collection

Strelitziaceae (bird-of-paradise family)

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Berberidaceae (boxwood family)

Buxaceae (boxwood family)

Papaveraceae (poppy family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

  • Dicentra (Dutchman's Britches & related species) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Papaver (poppy) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Other Taxa
    in the MVSC Teaching Collection

Platanaceae (planetree family)

Ranunculaceae (buttercup family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

 

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Cactaceae (cactus family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Phytolaccaceae (pokeweed family)

Polygonaceae (buckwheat family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

  • Persicaria (smartweed & related spp.) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Other Taxa
    in the MVSC Teaching Collection

 

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Rosids Part 1


Fabaceae (legume family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Rosaceae (rose family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Violaceae (violet & pansy family)

 


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Altingiaceae (sweetgum family)

Anacardiaceae (cashew family)

Cannabaceae (cannabis family)

Cucurbitaceae (squash & gourd family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

  • Echinocystis (prickly-cucumber) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Sicyos (burr-cucumber) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Other Taxa
    in the MVSC Teaching Collection

Hamamelidaceae (witch-hazel family)

Malvaceae (mallow family)

Moraceae (mulberry & fig family)

Sapindaceae (soapberry family)

Simaroubaceae (Quassia family)

Urticaceae (Nettle family)

Vitaceae (grapevine family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

  • Parthenocissus (Virginia creeper & Boston-ivy) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Vitis (grapes) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Other Taxa
    in the MVSC Teaching Collection

Rosids Part 3 (return to top or 325 home)


Betulaceae (birch family)

Fagaceae (beech & oak family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Juglandaceae (walnut & hickory family)

 

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Asterids Part 1


Lamiaceae (mint family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

Plantaginaceae (plantain family)

Scrophulariaceae (figwort family)

Solanaceae (nightshade family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)


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Asteraceae (aster family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)


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Adoxaceae (viburnum family)

Apiaceae (celery family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

  • Conium (poison hemlock) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Daucus (carot, Queen Anne's lace) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Other Taxa
    in the MVSC Teaching Collection

Apocynaceae (dogbane & milkweed family)

Aquifoliaceae (holly family)

Araliaceae (aralia family)

Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family)

Cornaceae (dogwood family)

Oleaceae (olive family)

Ericaceae (heath family; family description on Wikipedia, Google Images)

  • Kalmia (Mountain Laurel) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Rhododendron (rhododendron & azalea) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Vaccinium (blueberry & cranberry) on Wikipedia, Google Images
    and in the MVSC Teaching Collection
  • Other Taxa
    in the MVSC Teaching Collection

 

 

 

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Useful Links

1. James C. Parks Herbarium (Millersville University)
2. Millersville Flora Project on NatureAtlas
3. Plant images at PlantSystematics.org
4. Examples of Nice Herbarium Specimens (here)