Area of Common apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) .

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Scientist - N.V. Terekhina.

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Accuracy of map:

The minimal territorial unit is the regional (oblast) arable territories, which were selected by the arable map, generalized to scale 20,000,000.


"Alber.s Equal Area Conic for Russia" 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector file consisting of polygons and points. Points represent recorded locations of the species; polygons represent area of possible distribution of the species.

Accuracy of classifier:

Polygons are based on literature sources, political boundaries and ecological description. Point data were obtained from literature sources and herbarium specimens. Polygons are based on literature sources, herbarium samples, and field surveys by the authors.

Method of map production:

Historic agricultural statistics were reviewed at the level of agricultural region. The Former Soviet Union had 16 regions. The boundaries from the 1:4 000 000 map of arable lands were used to further refine crop distribution (Koroljeva et al., 2003). The following sources were also used to determine the area: Volkov (1952), Sokolov (1954), Smikov (1989), Vitkovsky (2003). Sustainable cultivation of apricot in the USSR is limited by the line of Dagobych-Khmelnitskiy-Vinnitsa-Cherkassy-Dnepropetrovsk-Rostov-Stavropol'-Mahachkala, and after Kaspiy Sea it continues going down below 38 degrees of northern latitude, and goes through Kyzyl-Arvat, Ashkhabad, Tedzhen, Mary, Chardzhou, then turns to the northwest, encloses valley of Amudarya and goes to Samarkand, Chimkent, Dzhambul, Bishkek, Alma-Ata and further on in the east until the border with China. A small area was selected in Primorsky Kray (Far East). The northern border of distribution was determined according to literature data also.

Reference citations:

Bahteev F.H. 1970. The most important fruit plants. Moscow: Prosvezhenie. 351 p. (in Russian).
Komarov, V.L., ed. 1941. Flora of USSR. V. 10. Moscow-Leningrad: Academia nauk SSSR. 584-590 p. (in Russian).
Kostina, K.F. 1941. Apricot - Armeniaca Mill. In: Komarov V.L., ed. Flora of the USSR. V. 10. Moscow-Leningrad: Academia nauk USSR. 584-590 p. (in Russian).
Koroljeva IE, Vilchevskaya EV, Ruhovich DI. 2003. Digital Arable Land Map. Laboratory of Soil Information of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow, Russia [Based on: Yanvareva LF. (ed.), Martynjuk KN., Kisileva NM. 1989. Map of Land Use, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.].
Kramarenko A.A. 2001. Productive of the apricot in the conditions of Moscow region. Bulletin of Main botanical garden. N. 182. Moscow: Nauka. 34-43 p. (in Russian).
Pavlov, N.V., ed. 1961. Flora of Kazakhstan. V. 4. Alma-Ata: Academy of Science of Kazakhstan SSR. 518-519 p. (in Russian).
Smikov V.K., ed. 1989. Apricot. Moscow: Agropromizdat. 240 p. (in Russian).
Sokolov S.J., ed. 1954. Trees and shrubs of USSR. V. 3. Moscow-Leningrad: Nauka. 784-800 p. (in Russian).
Vitkovsky V.L. 2003. Fruit Plants of the World. St. Petersburg-Moscow-Krasnodar: Lan'. 592 p. (in Russian).
Volkov S.A. 1952. Culture of Apricot in the Primorsky Kraj. Materials of Far-East branch named by Komarov of Academy of Science USSR. V. I. 129 p. (in Russian).
Vvedensky A.I., ed. 1955. Flora of Uzbekistan. V. 3. Tashkent: Academy of Science of Uzbekistan SSR. 375 p. (in Russian).
Zerov, D.K., ed. 1954. Flora of Ukranian SSR. V. 6. Kiev: Academy of Science of Ukranian SSR. 300 p. (in Russian).

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© I.A. Sorokina, N.V. Terekhina.
Photo copyright Henriette Kress,

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