The area of Cicer minutum Boiss. & Hohen. (Tiny chickpea).

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The expert-botanist - T.N. Smekalova,
the GIS-expert - R.S. Ushakova.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on maps having the following scale: 1:10 000 000; and 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 and actual location occurrence is shown by points.

Accuracy of classifier:

Point data were obtained from literature sources and herbarium specimens. Polygons are based on literature sources, herbarium samples, and field surveys by the authors. Light-colored points represent locations referenced in literature sources. Dark-colored points represent locations of species that were reported from herbarium samples (Armenia Academy of Sciences, V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute).

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including Atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. The following sources were used to determine the area of this species: Shishkin & Bobrov (1948), Galushko (1980), Grossgeim (1952), and the following herbaria: Armenia Academy of Sciences, V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute. The area is represented by numerous points that cover part of the territory of Southern Transcaucasia and the territory of the Northern Caucasus. The species is endemic to Iran; the main part of the area of the species is outside the territory of the former USSR (Shishkin & Bobrov, 1948). The points represented in the territory of Southern Transcaucasia, within the limits of the borders of the former USSR, represent the northern part of the natural area of the species. 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:

Armenia Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.
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)
Galushko, A.I. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus. V. 2. The Manual. Rostov University Publishers. 352 p. (In Russian)
Grossgeim, A.A. 1952. Flora of the Caucasus. V. 5. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 424 p. (In Russian)
Popov M.G. 1929. Bulletin of Applied Botany, 21(1): 187.
Shishkin, B.K. & E.G. Bobrov, eds. 1948. Flora USSR. V. 23. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of Acad. Science. 391 p. (In Russian)
V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St. Petersburg, Russia.

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