Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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EKOL3150 Tropical plant families 4 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Hanna Tuomisto, hanna.tuomisto@utu.fi

Learning outcomes

After the course the student knows the names of about 100 ecologically and economically important tropical plant families and is able to identify plants with typical characteristics to the correct family.


The most important diagnostic characteristics of the families are explained and illustrated using photographs and both fresh and dried plant specimens. Plant identification is further practiced during excursions to Ruissalo Botanical Garden. It is strongly recommended that students visit the Ruissalo Garden on their own for further practice.

Teaching methods

Lectures, demonstrations, excursion to the Ruissalo Botanical Garden. Plant specimens, photographic material and internet links are provided to facilitate self-study.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam

Written exam based on identifying plant specimens to family.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
4. year spring
5. year autumn
5. year spring

Further information

The course is only given in uneven years.

Belongs to following study modules

Biologian laitos
Luonnontieteiden ja tekniikan tiedekunta
Luonnontieteiden ja tekniikan tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Biologian laitos