The distribution area of Common Vetch (Vicia sativa L.)

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The GIS-expert: N.V. Terekhina

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Accuracy of map:

Map was created using a map of the gardens of the USSR to the scale of 1: 20,000,000.

The projection:

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

Basic contents:

Map is a 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 descriptions. Point data were obtained from literature sources and herbarium specimens. Polygons are based on literature sources, herbarium samples, and field surveys by the author.

Method of map production:

Historical agricultural statistics were reviewed at the regional level. The Former Soviet Union had 16 regions. The boundaries from the 1:4000000 map of arable lands (Koroljeva et al., 2003) were used to further refine crop distribution. The area map was created based on the following sources: Koroljeva et al. (2003), Tulupnikov (1960), and State list (1994, 2004). The polygon area covers almost the entire arable territory of the former USSR, as this species can grow everywhere, excluding drought lands, according to the following sources: Leokene (1964), Vehov (1978), and Rapiev (1988). Species is most widely distributed in the Volga region; in the Ural, Northwestern, Central, and Voga-Viatka regions; in Ukraine, Lithuania and Belorussia (Kukresh, 1989, 1991). Small amounts of Common Vetch are cultivated in the Arkhangelsk region, the Republic of Komi, Kazakhstan, and Middle Asia according to Rep.ev & Stankevich (1999) and Mishurova (1999). These areas are marked by points. The author also consulted with T.G. Aleksandrova, the Vetch collection specialist in the Department of Genetic Resources of Leguminous Plants at the VIR.

Reference citations:

Catalogue of zoning grades of agriculture species (without potato, vegetables and melon cultures). 1965. Moscow.
Goncharov, P.L., Goncharova, A.V., Vasjakin, N.I. 1989. Common vetch. Novosibirsk.
Koroljeva, I.E., Vilchevskaya, E.V., Ruhovich, D.I. 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.].
Kukresh, L.V. 1991. Common vetch. Biology and cultigenesis. Minsk.
Kukresh, L.V. 1989. Vetch. Moscow.
Leokene, L.V. 1964. Common and winter vetch. Leningrad.
Mishurova, V.P., Volkova, G.A., Portnjagina, N.V. 1999. Introduction of useful plants in podzone of middle taiga Respublic Komi. V. I. St. Petersburg.
Rep'ev, S.I. 1988. Intensification of vetch production. Leningrad.
Rep.ev, S.I., Stankevich, A.K. 1999. Cultural flora. V. 4, Part 2. In: Rep.ev, S.I., ed. Vetch. St. Petersburg. 58-59, 351-366 p.
State List of Selection Achievements, Admitted to Use. 1994. Moscow.
State List of Selection Achievements, Admitted to Use. 2004. Moscow.
Tulupnikov, A.I., ed. 1960. Agricultural Atlas of USSR. Moscow.
Vehov, V.N., Gubanov I.A., Lebedeva, G.F. 1978. Cultural plants of the USSR. Moscow.

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Photo copyright belongs to T.G. Aleksandrova.

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