The area of Armoracia rusticana Gaertn., Mey et Scherb. (Common horseradish)

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

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of a map:

Map is based on data from herbarium specimens and on maps having the following scale: 1:10 000 000 - 1:25 000 000.

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 polygon and points. Points represent locations of species; areas of possible distribution of species are represented by polygon.

Accuracy of classifier:

Light-colored points are locations referenced in the literature. Dark-colored points are locations of species that were reported from herbarium samples (N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Industry, Komarov Botanical Institute, Voronezh State University, Far East State University). Polygon is based on generalized information from literature sources, herbarium specimens, political boundaries and ecological description. Literature used included: (Grossgheim, 1950), (Bush, 1939), (Dorofeev, 1998, 2002), (Malyshev & Peshkova, 1994), (Harkevitch, 1988).

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including Atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. Data were then compiled through scanning and geo-referencing to develop a composite vector map. The biologist, together with the GIS specialist, drew a new plant distribution area based on compiled data.

Reference citations:

Bush, N.A., ed. 1939. Flora USSR. Cruciferae. Moscow-Leningrad. V.8: 28-607. (In Russian)
Dorofeev V.I. 1998. Family Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) middle Zone of an Europaean part of Russian Federation. Turchaninowia, Barnaul, 1(3): 94. (In Russian)
Dorofeev V.I. 2002. Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) of European Russia. Turchaninowia, Barnaul, 5(3): 115. (In Russian)
Grossgheim, A.A. 1950. Flora of Caucasus. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of Acad. Science. 175 pp.
Harkevitch S.S., ed. 1988. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Leningrad: Nauka. V. 3: 123, 126. (In Russian)
Malyshev, L.I. & G.A. Peshkova, ed. 1994. Flora of Siberia. In 14 volumes. Berberidaceae-Grossulariaceae. Novosibirsk: Nauka. V. 7: 91-92. (In Russian)
N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Rostov Botanical Garden, Rostov On Don, Russia.
Rostov State University [RWBG], Rostov On Don, Russia.
Uljanovsk Educational State University, Uljanovsk, Russia.
V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Copyright on this map, description belongs to its authors.
Copyright on this picture belongs to Chukhina I.G.

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