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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP4068071, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0059, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SYSTEMATIC BOTANY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge MICHELE SCOTTON AGR/02

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/02 Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 2
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
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Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: A. Theory
Definitions: plant systematics, taxonomy, species.
Identification, denomination and classification of the species.
Origin of the species (evolution and speciation) (short notes)
Relationship between plants and environment (phytogeography, chorology, phytosociology) (short notes).
Plant systematics: morphological, biological and ecological description of the main taxonomic groups and of the most important species in Northern Italy
+ prokaryotes: bacteria and archaea
+ non-vascular eukaryotes: mushrooms and bryophyte
+ vascular eukaryotes: vascular cryptogams, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Within gymnosperms and angiosperms, tree species are shortly described only as concerns their taxonomy, as morphological, biological and ecological aspects are dealt with in the Module of Forestry Botany.
B. Practice
Identification of the plant species most important for Northern Italy based on a botanical key and their description as regards roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds.
Exercises will be carried out:
- in the lab: six hours of identification of herbaceous and shrubby Angiosperms
- in the field: didactic field visits in Agripolis and on grasslands and woods at low and middle altitude.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In the course theory and practical lessons are foreseen:
+ theory: with the aid of slides, the main information on the methods of plant systematics and the main taxonomic groups will be explained;
+ practice:
- botany lab: six hours of exercising for the identification of important herbaceous and shrubby Angiosperm;
- didactic field visits: three visits on low altitude and high altitude grasslands and woods.
Additional notes about suggested reading: To facilitate the student the slides used during the lessons will be made available. However, the slides are only the starting point for the study and do not represent the whole programme, which will be exhaustively presented only during the lessons and exercises.
Slides and other didactic materials will be available at the link:
To have a talk with the professor, it is requested to make an appointment via email.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sitte P., Ziegler H., Ehrendorfer F. e Bresinsky A., Trattato di Botanica per l’Università. Roma - Milano: Antonio Delfino Editore, 2004.
  • Dalla Fior G., La nostra flora. Trento: Monauni, 1963. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Pignatti S., Flora d'Italia. Bologna: Edagricole, 1982. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dietl W., Lehmann J. e Jorquera M., Le Graminacee prative. Bologna: Patron Editore, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Raven P. H., Evert R. F.e Eichhorn S. E., Biologia delle piante. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo