The distribution area of Castor (Ricinus communis L.) .

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N.V. Terekhina

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Accuracy of map:

The minimum territorial unit is the regional (oblast) arable territory, based on the Arable Land Map (Koroljeva et al., 2003), generalized to a scale of 1:20,000,000.


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Basic contents:

Map is a vector file consisting of polygons. Polygons represent area of possible distribution of the species.

Accuracy of classifier:

Polygons are based on literature sources, field surveys, herbarium samples, political boundaries and ecological descriptions. Map was created using generalized information about species distribution from the following published sources: State List of Selection Achievements (1996, 2003), Tulupnikov (1960), Vehov (1978), and Korenev (1990). The area encompasses the southern territories of the European region of FSU, which have a climate suitable for crop cultivation.

Method of map production:

Historical agricultural statistics were reviewed at the regional level. The Former Soviet Union had 16 regions. The boundaries from the map of arable lands (1:4000000) were used to further refine crop distribution.

Reference citations:

Korenev G.V. 1990. Plant Growing with Basics of Selection and Seed Growing. Moscow: Agropromizdat. 574 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.].
State List of Selection Achievements, Admitted to Use. Moscow, 1996. 218 p.
State List of Selection Achievements, Admitted to Use. Moscow, 2003. 236 p.
Tulupnikov A.I., ed. 1960. Atlas of Agriculture in the USSR. Moscow: GUGK. 309 p. (In Russian)
Vehov V.N., Gubanov I.A., Lebedeva G.F. 1978. Cultural Plants of the USSR. Moscow: Mysl.. 336 p. (In Russian)

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