Distribution area of sheep fescue (Festuca ovina) .

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The authors:

Object experts L.L. Malyshev & N.Yu. Malysheva
GIS-expert L.L. Malyshev

Date of creation:




Accuracy of map:

Map was created using maps of scale 1:2,000,000-1:11,250,000.


"Alber.s Equal Area Conic of the USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map consisting of 1 base and 3 thematic layers. The species distribution area is shown by polygons and points.

Accuracy of qualifier:

Points represent sites from which BIN herbarium specimens were taken and species locations referenced in published literature. Polygons represent the general species distribution area, which was created by generalizing reference data.

Mapping procedure:

The map is based on species locations provided by the BIN herbarium and published maps in Grossheim (1939), "Cereals of Ukraine" (1977), Kharkevich (1985), Tzvelev (1974), and Malyshev & Peshkova (1979, 1990).
In the European part of the former USSR, the species distribution area reaches the coast of the Arctic Ocean, and further into Siberia, reaches the border between the Arctic mountains and Arctic tundra. In the east, the distribution area reaches the Chukotski Peninsula, the coast of Sea of Okhotsk and the mountain woods of the Amur Territory. A separate distribution area appears in the south of Primorski Krai and on Sakhalin. The southern border the distribution area in the European part of the former USSR follows the border between coniferous, broad-leaved woods and forest-steppe, and, in Siberia, reaches the north of the area of small-leaved woods, then crosses the mountains of Southern Siberia, and extends down to the frontier. The distribution area covers the entire Caucasus except for Colchis and the Kura lowlands.

Sources of data:

Cereals of Ukraine. 1977. Kiev, Nuakova Dumka, 518 pages.
Grossheim A.A. 1939. Flora of Caucasus. Vol. 2. Polypodiaceae - Gramineae. Baku, Publishing house AzFaN, 587 pages.
Kharkevich S.S., ed. 1985. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Vol. 1. The Science, 398 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1990. Flora of Siberia. Vol. 2. Poaceae (Gramineae.) Novosibirsk: Science, 361 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1979. Flora of Central Siberia. Vol. 1. Onocleaceae-Saxifragaceae. Novosibirsk: Science, 431 pages.
Tzvelev N.I., ed. 1974. Flora of the Northeast of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 1. Families Polypodiaceae - Gramineae. Leningrad: Science, 275 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Cereals of the USSR. Leningrad, Science, 788 pages.

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Copyright on the photos belongs to E. Dzyubenko.

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