Basics of taxonomy : 3 posts by 3 authors.
What are the steps to be followed to identify a plants family by seeing a plant in the field?
I think a very difficult question. I could no where find that answer as lot of features are overlapping or can not be seen with naked eyes. I think it is still a big question even for experts to pinpoint a family in many cases.
I fully agree with … Nevertheless, in a nutshell, one has to check all the characters of a plant like vegetative as well as floral characters in detail including, fruits & seeds. Best thing is to refer to a taxonomy book prescribed for BSc students initially to get an idea of what is taxonomy and how to classify plant families etc.
Re: Help for an aspiring taxonomist : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Sir I am very much interested taxonomy and I have learnt all the terminology of botanical terms. But practically how to identify a plant? In case of book means which book would u suggest? I have been in many field tour but am poor in identify the plants family. Do provide me some suggestion sir please.
Thanks, …, In starting it is difficult, but you learn over a period of time. Pl. see Books on Indian Flora, if it is of any help to you.
Start with Textbook of Practical Botany 2 for Angiosperms. Should be a under 200 Rs book.
If you find interesting then get A C Dutta, Botany for Degree Students, around 400 Rs.
If not happy with them, then go take tution from our respected Gurcharan sir 🙂