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

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics
Course title in English: Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics
SS 2018/2019
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1/1 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type:
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology (FFWT)
Ing. Lukáš Karas (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Petr Němec, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. Dr. Ing. Jindřich Pavliš (supervisor)
State Bachelor Examination
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
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:
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)
Medicinal and poisonous plants
Drug plants and stimulants
Edible plants (fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, oil-plants, spices)
Technical plants (timber, fibre, dye, tannins, resins and gums)

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
28 h
14 h
field work8 h
professional educational excursion
8 h
preparation for exam
24 h
preparation of presentation14 h
writing of seminar paper
16 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
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.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
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.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
SS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

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

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