Range of distribution of Anthyllis vulneraria L. (Kidney Vetch, Common Kidneyvetch) .

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The expert-botanist - T.N.Smekalova,
the GIS expert - G.V.Talovina.

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1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of a 1:80 000 000 scale map, corrected 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 a polygon and dots. Point localities of the species are represented by dots; the area of possible species distribution is represented by the polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

Dark dots represent information on the species localities from herbarium specimens; the light dots represent data from published sources; the polygon is based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map contruction:

The main part of the species range is located in Scandinavia, Atlantic and Central Europe. In the opinion of N.A.Minjaev and Z.V.Klochkova (Fedorov, Tzvelev, 1987), within the former USSR the species is distributed chiefly in the Leningrad Region and Baltic states. In the south, the species reaches Belorussia, in the north the southern borders of the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk Regions. The species range is represented by a polygon integrating the points of factual species localities. Herbarium materials of LE and WIR, published maps of the species range (Hulten, Fries, 1986) and published data (Fedorov, Tzvelev 1987; Shishkin, 1945; Cherepanov, 1995) made the base for the range map construction. The dots, which are not included in the polygon outline, represent adventive localities of the species outside the limits of its natural range.


Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., ed. 1987. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. Leningrad: Nauka. P.100. (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., ed. 1945. Flora URSS. V.11. P.265-266. (In Russian).
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).
Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of North European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. V.1-3. Konigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books. 1172 p.
Herbarium specimens of N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], V.L.Komarov Botanical institute [LE] (both in St.Petersburg, Russia).

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The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors.
The copyright of the photo held by I.G.Chukhina.

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