ange of distribution of Liquorice, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.).

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The expert-botanists - N.I.Dzyubenko, E.A.Dzyubenko.
The GIS expert - A.N.Dzyubenko.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of 1:13 000 000 - 1:50 000 000 scale maps, specified according to herbarium materials.


"Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection for USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

The map is a vector file consisting of 1 basic and 2 subject layers. The species range is represented by polygons and dots.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

The dots represent information on the species localities: 1 - reliable data according to herbarium and published sources; the polygons (1) - generalized information on the species distribution from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The data from the herbarium materials of LE, published maps of the range (Tolmachev, 1983), of the range part (Grossheim, 1952) and published data (Fedorov, Tzvelev, 1987; Pavlov, 1961; Shishkin, Bobrov, 1948) were used for constructing the range of Glycyrrhiza glabra. The range consists of two polygons and dots. The polygon borders are drawn after "Atlas of medicinal plant ranges and resources in the USSR" (Tolmachev, 1983). The larger polygon embraces southern and southeastern Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Transcaucasia, West Siberia, Kazakhstan, Central Asia. Complicated shape of the larger polygon in Central Asia results from the species occurrence in the desert zone along valleys of main rivers and oases. A small polygon in Turkmenistan is drawn separately.


Tolmachev AI., ed. 1983. Atlas of medicinal plant ranges and resources in the USSR. Moscow: Principal Office of Geodesy and Cartography. 340 p. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.341-344. (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., Bobrov EG., eds. 1948. Flora URSS. V.13. 588 p. (In Russian).
Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., eds. 1987. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. Leningrad: Nauka. 254 p. (In Russian).
Pavlov NV., ed. 1961. Flora of Kazakhstan. V.2. Alma-Ata. 515 p. (In Russian).
Polozhij AV., Malyshev LI., eds. 1994. Flora of Siberia. V.9. Fabaceae (Leguminosae). Novosibirsk: Nauka. 280 p. (In Russian).
Ovczinnikov PN., ed. 1978. Flora of Tadzhik Soviet Socialist Republic. V.5. Leningrad: Nauka. 678 p. (In Russian).
Herbarium specimens of V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St.Petersburg, Russia.

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The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors.
The copyright of the photo is held by E.A.Dzyubenko.

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