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AIH Workshop: Plant Taxonomy QLD

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


Saturday March 14 2020 arrive 8.30am for 9am start. Finish 1.30pm

Morning Tea provided.

Exact address provided at the time of booking Worongary QLD 4213. Book now as numbers are limited.


Taxonomy Workshop Program

9.00am  Review video “Plant Identification” 4mins.

9.05am  The Basis for Identification – What characteristics differentiate leaves – shapes, surface, colour, scent, stems, petioles etc. -discussion.

9.20am  Leaf Shapes Video 11 mins.

9.31am  Practical – Leaf Characteristics of different families. – Understanding how different leaf characteristics can be an indicator of the plant family which something belongs to.

10.00am  Garden Walk Finding & identifying different leaves outside.

10.30am  Morning Tea.

11.00am  Myrtaceae Video 6mins.

11.06am  Review of the Family Myrtaceae examples.

11.15am  Practical – handling and observing plants in the Myrtaceae (emphasis on Indigenous Australian Plants).

11.45am  Legumes Video 14 mins.

12 noon  Review of the Family Fabaceae – differentiating subfamilies Papilionoideae, Caesalpinoideae and Mimosoideae (emphasis on Indigenous Australian Plants).

12.20pm  Practical – handling and observing plants in the Fabaceae examples.

1.00pm  Review – walk around garden observing Fabaceae and Myrtaceae.

1.30pm  Finish.


Attendees will be offered a 50% discount on ACS Plant Taxonomy course.


About the Presenter

John Mason FAIH RH is a writer, educator, horticulturist and biological scientist. John is the CEO and Principal of ACS Distance Education, and a board member of the Australian Garden Council.

He has a vast knowledge of plants and plant taxonomy. John has written books and created videos on plant taxonomy, some of which are on the program for this workshop.



AIH Members: $88.00
AIH Students & Retirees: $44.00
Non-Members: $99.00



CPD Points Available: 3







March 14
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Patrick Regnault MAIH RH 0062 (Australian Institute of Horticulture)
0408 429 646


Queensland 4213 Australia + Google Map

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