PLANT TAXONOMY &
BIOGEOGRAPHY HANDOUTS

Handouts and Lecture notes to accompany the course given by Dr. Jebb.

BC1 - PLANT NOMENCLATURE
Plant Names and how to use them correctly (12 pages)
Taxonomic ranks and their terminations (1 page)

BC2 - IDENTIFYING PLANTS
A list of useful plant identification literature in the Gardens library (2 pages)

BC3 - THE PLANT KINGDOM
The Five Kingdoms (2 Pages)
Red, Brown and Green Plants (1 Page)
The Fungal Kingdom (2 Pages)
The Plant Kingdom (4 Pages)
The Alternation of generations, how spore plants became seed plants (2 Pages)
MITOSIS, MEIOSIS and the Alternation of Generations (1 Page)
LIFE-CYCLES of Algae, Moss, Selaginella, Fern, Gymnosperm, Angiosperm (6 Pages)
Gymnosperms (2 Pages)

BC4 - FAMILIES OF FLOWERING PLANTS
Trends in Angiosperm evolution (1 page)
Angiosperm classification, and the family beds at Glasnevin (9 pages)
Angiosperm classification: Gamopetalae - tubular flowers (1 page)
Angiosperm classification: Polypetalae - many-petalled flowers (1 page)
Some horticulturally important families (20 pages)
Quick guide to common flowering plant families (6 pages)
Understanding the Order beds at Glasnevin (6 pages)

BC5 - PLANT DISTRIBUTION AND THE IRISH FLORA
Flora and vegetation history of Ireland (1 page)
Biogeography of Plants (1 page)

CATALOGUING & RECORD KEEPING AT GLASNEVIN
This is not part of the course, but will be useful if you want to understand how records are kept and maintained in the Gardens, what Acession numbers mean, and how to go about cataloguing a collection or Garden.
Accessioning and cataloguing procedures at NBG, Glasnevin (12 pages)