Range of distribution of Norway Maple (Acer platanoides L.)

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The expert-botanists - N.I.Dzyubenko, E.A.Dzyubenko.
The GIS expert - A.N.Dzyubenko.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of 1:10 000 000 - 1:80 000 000 scale maps, specified according to herbarium materials.


"Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection for USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

The map is a vector file consisting of 1 basic and 2 subject layers. The species range is represented by polygons and dots.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

The dots represent information on the species localities: reliable data from herbarium (1) and published sources (2); the polygons - generalized information on the species distribution from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The data from the herbarium materials of LE, published maps (Grozdov, 1952; Meusel et al., 1965; Sokolov et al., 1986), and published data (Gromadin, Matyukhin, 2006) were used to construct the range of Acer platanoides. The range consists of two polygons and dots. The species prefers the temperate zone of the European part of the former USSR (larger polygon), also occurs in the Caucasus (smaller polygon). Missing in the steppe zone and Crimea.


Akimov PA. 1963. Ornamental trees and shrubs. Moscow: Selkhozizdat. 263 p. (In Russian).
Grozdov BV. 1952. Dendrology. Moscow; Leningrad. 436 p. (In Russian).
Gromadin AV., Matyukhin DL. 2006. Dendrology. Moscow: Akademiya. 360 p. (In Russian).
Sokolov SI., Svjaseva OA., Kubli VA. 1980. Ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR. V.2. Leningrad: Nauka. 144 p. (In Russian).
Meusel H. et al. 1965. Vergleichende Chorologie der Zentraleuropischen Flora. Jena. 583 p.
Herbarium specimens of V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St.Petersburg, Russia.

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The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors.
The copyright of the photo is held by E.A.Dzyubenko.

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