831102 Practical course with field exercises in systematic botany

Exercise and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Graf, Diego , Neubacher, Sophia , Stoisser, Felix , Höchtl, Ada , Herberich, Maximiliane , Turner, Barbara , Hafner, Sophia Theresa , Tremetsberger, Karin , Kohler-Schneider, Marianne
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


This practical course for the determination of higher plants is a supplement to the lecture 831.101 Systematic Botany.

Selected examples form the most important native plant families are used for training in plant determination with floras and demonstration of the characters explained in the lecture. These units in the laboratory are supplemented by two units in the field which also have as their focus the identification and determination of native flowering plants.

Previous knowledge expected

Passing of lecture 831.106 Anatomy and morphology of plants

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Based on the course 831.101 “Systematic botany (lecture)”, the knowledge acquired here in parallel is used in practice to determine plants. With the knowledge of the technical terms acquired in the lecture, the students can practice the determination of plant species under the guidance of the lecturer. After successful completion of the course, the students are in a position to recognize important plant families by means of their characters and to independently use the determination guide (“Flora of Austria”) in order to determine plant species.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.