Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Students identified, collected plant sample from dicot and monocot families. The samples were transported to Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) Taxonomy and Herberium laboratories
Download Pictures of the eventfor further description.Dicot families discussed were Leguminosae, Acanthaceae,Labiatae,Verbanaceae,Compositae,Solanaceae,Bignoniaceae Anacardiaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Tiliaceae, Euphorbiaceae while the monocots were Commelinaceae; Liliaceae, Graminae,Palmae,Musaceae
In the field, their morphological characteristics, floral formular and fruit placentation amongst other entnobotany aspects were discussed.
Other areas of focus during the trip was studying different ecological zones and their vegetations associated, Land use changes and agro pastoral systems.