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Question tor QUIZ .3 In Quiz 3 there is a question for which you have to prepare. I will remind you again later, but here is something for you to do over easter others than scoff chocolate!
CHOOSE A PLANT FAMILY and answer the following questions. Perhaps start with visiting the Angiosperm Phylogeny website and the Tree of Life Project. 1. Name of your chosen family and the name of the person who first named it and in what publication and when. What order is it in? 2. What is the type of this family, if possible try to find where it was collected? 3. Is there a common name or names? 4. What is the distribution of the family (not justAustralia if you have chosen a family which is not endemic?) 5. Estimated number of genera; name three commongenera and who named them; 6. What is the estimated number of species for thefamily; 7. Give a short diagnostic description of the familyincluding 2 distinguishing features; 8. What is known of the pollination and dispersal strategies/modes; 9. Are any species or genera used by humans for anypurpose? 10.What are the closely related families in the order? 11. Do members of this family have a preferred habitat,e.g. forest or grassland or? 12.List the main references you used to source yourinformation.
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