The area of Brassica nigra (L.) C. Koch - Black mustard, brown mustard.

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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 map:

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

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; area of possible distribution of species is represented by polygon.

Accuracy of classifier:

Light-colored points are locations referenced in literature sources. 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). 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); (Tsvelev, 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. 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: 466-467. (In Russian)
Cherepanov S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim). St. Petersburg: Mir I Semia. 990 pp. (In Russian)
Dorofeev V.I. 1998. Family Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) middle Zone of the European 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. 168 pp.
N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Tsvelev N.N. 2000. Vascular plants of Russia and the contiguous states (Determinant) (Leningrad, Pskov and Novgorod district). St. Petersburg: Publishing House of SPHFA. 781 pp. (In Russian)
V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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