Sylabus předmětu ZUPST - Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics (FFWT - SS 2018/2019)

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Course title: Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Course supervisor: doc. Dr. Ing. Jindřich Pavliš
Supervising department: Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology (FFWT)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/1/1 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: State Bachelor Examination
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (4 credits)
Course objective:
The subject will provide the basic knowledges about the agriculture and forestry in tropics and deeper knowledges about important groups of utility plants of tropics and subtropics, its characteristics,ways of planting ant use of its products.
Course content:
1.The course deals use of tropical and subtropical plant products. It dwells as well on ecology of tropical and subtropical forests in general, their species diversity and chorology. Main emphasis in particular consist in use of most important plant species according to product category: (allowance 0/0)
a.Medicinal and poisonous plants
b.Drug plants and stimulants
c.Edible plants (fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, oil-plants, spices)
d.Technical plants (timber, fibre, dye, tannins, resins and gums)

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     field work8 h
     professional educational excursion8 h
     preparation for exam24 h
     preparation of presentation14 h
     writing of seminar paper16 h
Total112 h
Key words:
Course completion:
Credit / examination. Students must understand the fundamental issues of agriculture and forestry in the tropics, to know the most important crops of the tropics and subtropics, their characteristics, methods of cultivation and uses. The exam contain of defense of seminary work, written test and species determination. Minimum eleven from total twenty points is necessary to pass the exam.
Course methods: Learning methods:
Lecture and practicals: 40 h
Excursions and laboratory practices: 10 h
Home studies: 50 h
Preparation of the seminar work: 50 h
Total workload: 150 hours
Reading list:
PAVLIŠ, J. -- JELÍNEK, P. -- KOBLÍŽEK, J. Useful Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics. Brno: Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno, 2004. 112 p.
Economic botany: a textbook of useful plants and plant products. 1st ed. New York: Mc Graw-Hill Book Comp., 1937. 592 p.
Plants for a future: edible & useful plants for a healthier world. 2nd ed. Hampshire, England: Permanent Publications, 2000. 300 p. ISBN 978-1-85623-011-7.
BEIN, E. Useful trees and shrubs in Eritrea. Identification, propagation and management for agricultural and pastoral communities. Nairobi: Regional Soil Conservation Unit (RSCU), 1996. 472 p. ISBN 9966-896-24-4.
DUARTE, O. -- PAULL, R E. Exotic fruits and nuts of the New World.  Wallingford , Boston. 2015. ISBN 9781780645056. URL:
BÄRTELS, A. -- BRUNET, D. -- GERNER, M E. Guide des plantes tropicales : plantes ornementales, plantes utiles, fruits exotiques. 3rd ed. Paris: Eugen Ulmer, 2001. 384 p. ISBN 2-84138-160-9.
HUTTON, W. Handy pocket guide to tropical fruits.  Singapore. 2004. ISBN 9781462907311, 9780794601881. URL:
NAKASONE, H Y. -- PAULL, R E. Tropical fruits. Wallingford: CAB International, 1998. 450 p. Crop production science in horticulture. ISBN 0-85199-254-4.
LE BELLEC, F. -- RENARD, V. -- BURFORD, H. Tropical fruits : the compendium. [Sainte-Clotilde]: Orphie, 1999. 189 p. ISBN 2-87763-115-X.
GRAF, A B. Exotica 2 : pictorial cyclopedia of indoor plants. Rutherford: Roehrs Company, 1959. 1149 p.
PAULL, R E. -- DUARTE, O. Tropical fruits. : Volume II. 2nd ed. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 2012. 371 p. ISBN 978-1-84593-789-8.
GEORGE, R A T. Tropical vegetable production. ISBN 9781845937539. URL:
Tropical vegetables. Singapor: Periplus, 1996. 64 p. ISBN 962-593-149-X.
El gran libro de las plantas exóticas. Barcelona: Editorial de Vecchi, 2005. 118 p. ISBN 84-315-3161-4.
WARREN, W. -- INVERNIZZI TETTONI, L. Tropical Flowers of Thailand. Bangkok: Asia Books, 1998. 64 p. ISBN 962-593-134-1.
TATE, D. Tropical Fruit of Thailand. Singapore: Asia Books, 2000. 95 p. ISBN 981-4068-01-2.
CHAN, E. Tropical Plants of Thailand and SE Asia. Bangkok: Asia Books, 1998. 64 p. ISBN 962-593-168-6.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: SS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. Lukáš Karas (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Petr Němec, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. Dr. Ing. Jindřich Pavliš (supervisor)
Teaching language: English
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 01/03/2019.

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