Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
M.SC. DEGREE (CSS) EXAMINATION, JANUARY 2015
Faculty of Sciences, Branch VI – Botany
PC 12 – TAXONOMY OF ANGIOSPERMS
(2012 Admission onwards)
Time: Three Hours Maximum Weight: 30
I. Answer any six of the following in not less than 50 words. Weight 1 each
1. Distinguish between ‘Flora’ and ‘Monograph’.
2. Explain the floral features of Brassicaceae.
3. Describe the inflorescence of Asteraceae.
4. Explain the androecium of Orchidaceae.
5. Discuss the economic importance of Euphorbiaceae.
6. Describe the inflorescence of Poaceae.
7. Write the binomials of any two plants belong to Acanthaceae.
8. Explain the contributions of Dr. S.K. Jain to Indian Ethno-botany.
II. Answer any seven of the following in not less than 100 words. Weight 2 each
9. Describe the floral diagram of Asclepiadaceae.
10. Bring out the evolutionary features of the floral characters of Magnoliaceae and Apiaceae.
11. Discuss the ethno-botanical importance of Verbenaceae and Lamiaceae.
12. Discuss the evolutionary significance of Cucurbitaceae. Explain its economic importance.
13. With suitable diagrams describe the floral characters of Acanthaceae.
14. What are the most primitive tribes of Kerala? Where they settled?
15. Describe indented key preparation and its uses.
16. Explain the systematic position and family characters of Lauraceae.
17. Explain the relevance of Bentham and Hookers system of Classification in modern days.
18. Describe the procedure of herbarium preparation.
III. Answer any two of the following in not less than 250 words. Weight 5 each
19. Write a comparative study on the classifications of Engler and Prantl and Bessy with critical evaluation.
20. Compare and contrast with suitable diagrams the characters of Orchidaceae and Poaceae. Which family do you think is highly advanced? Explain with evidences.
21. Write the features of Ranunculaceae and Magnoliaceae and their importance in angiosperms.