The distribution area of Garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.)

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The expert-botanist - Chuhina I.G., the GIS-Expert - Suzanskaja E.I.

Date of creation:




Accuracy of map:

Map was created using data from herbarium specimens and maps to the scale of 1:11,100,000-1:80,000,000.

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 locations of species; areas of possible distribution of species are represented by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

Points represent locations of the species referenced in literature and locations from which herbarium specimens were taken. Polygons are based on generalized information from literature and locations from which herbarium specimens were taken. Species location data were obtained from the electronic database of site coordinates developed by the N.I. Vavilov Institute (1992) and published maps from the following sources: Mosel, (1965); Hulten & Fries, (1986); Vlasova, (1987); Grossgeim, (1940); and Baranova, (2000).

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. Map boundaries were determined in the following locations according to the following sources: In the European region of the former USSR, Hulten et al. (1986); in Crimea, Mosel (1965); in the Caucasus, Grossgeim (1940) and N.I. Vavilov Institute (1992); in Siberia, Vlasova (1987) and N.I. Vavilov Institute (1992). 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:

Baranova O.G. 2000. Map-schemes of distribution of rare plants between Vyatka and Kama rivers. Izhevsk: Publishing house of the University of Udmurtia. 182 pp.
Grossgeim, A.A. 1940. Flora of the Caucasus. Bakhu: Publishing House AzFAS. V. 2: map #209. (In Russian)
Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. Konigstein. V. 1-3: 1172.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1987. Flora of Siberia. Araceae - Orchidaceae. Novosibirsk: Nauka. V. 4: 201. (In Russian)
Mosel H. 1965. Comparative Chorology of the Flora of Central Europe. Jena. 583 p.
N.I. Vavilov All Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], Saint Petersburg, Russia.
N.I. Vavilov Institute, Herbarium Department. 1992. Information retrieval system: wild-growing relatives of cultural plants of Russia. STC Informregistr 0229905883, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Rostov State University, faculty of Botany [RWBG], Rostov-On-Don, Russia.

Right and copyright:

Copyright on this map and its description belongs to its authors;
Copyright on the picture belongs to Chuhina, I.G.

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