The area of Carthamus lanatus L. (Woolly safflower)

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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 was created based on data from herbarium specimens.

The projection:

"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 is shown by points.

Accuracy of classifier:

Point data were obtained from literature sources and herbarium specimens. Dark-colored points are locations of species that were reported from herbarium samples (Moscow State University, N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute). Polygons are based on literature sources, herbarium samples, political boundaries and field surveys by the authors.

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including Atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens (Moscow State University, N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute), floras, monographs and papers. The following sources used to determine the map areas: Cherepanov (1995), Bobrov & Cherepanov (1963). 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:

Bobrov, E.G. & S.K. Cherepanov, eds. 1963. Flora USSR. V. 28. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of Acad. Science. 583-584 pp. (In Russian)
Cherepanov S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limics USSR olim)[List of Vascular Plants of Russia]. St. Petersburg: Mir I Semia. 990 pp. (In Russian)
Moscow State University [MWG], Moscow, Russia.
N.I. Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant industry [WIR], St. Petersburg, Russia.
V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St. Petersburg, Russia.

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