Area of Arrhenaterum elatius (L.) J.&C.Presl

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V.G. Funtova.

Data of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Exactness of the map:

Map was created using maps that had a scale of 1:50 000 000, 1:30 000 000, 1:10 000 000, 1:5 000 000.


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

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons, actual location occurrence in shown by points.

Accuracy of classifier:

Point data came from the following sources: Grossgheim, (1939), Shelyak-Sosonko, (1977), Tolmachev, (1974), Harkevich, (1991), Hulten & Fries, (1986). Polygon areas were determined based on the distribution of species in floristic regions using the following data: Fedorov, (1974), Grossgheim, (1976), and the polygon area from Hulten & Fries (1986).

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. Map boundaries were determined according to: For the west border, the state border of Russia was used; For the east border: Fedorov, (1974), Tzvelev, (1976), and the polygon area of Hulten & Fries (1986); For the south border: Grossgheim, (1939); For the north border: Tolmachev, (1974), Tzvelev, (1976), and the polygon area of Hulten & Fries (1986). Several points were not included in the polygon area as they were considered invasions. The biologist, together with the GIS specialist, drew a new plant distribution area based on compiled data.

Reference Citations:

Fedorov, A., ed. 1974. Flora of the European part of the USSR. Leningrad Nauka. V. 1: 404. (In Russian)
Grossgheim, A.A. 1939. Flora of Caucasia. Baku. V.1: 402. (In Russian)
Harkevich S.S., ed. 1991. Plant Vasculare of Soviet Far East. Saint Petersburg: Nauka. V.5: 390. (In Russian)
Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. Konigstein. V. 1-3: 1172 p.
Shelyak-Sosonko, Y.P., ed. 1977. Grasses of Ukraine. Kiev: Naukova Dumka. 518 pp. (In Russian)
Tolmachev, A.I., ed. 1974. Flora of northeast of the European part of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka. V. 1: 75. (In Russian)
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Poaceae USSR. Leningrad: Nauka. 788 pp. (In Russian)

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