The distribution area of Isatis tinctoria L. (Woad)

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Expert botanist T.N. Smekalova
GIS-expert G.V. Talovina

Date of creation:




Accuracy of map:

Map was created using data from herbarium specimens and maps of scale 1:10,000,000-1:80,000,000.

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, while actual location occurrence is shown by points.

Accuracy of classifier:

Point data were obtained from published sources and herbarium specimens. Light-colored points represent species locations referenced in published sources. Dark-colored points represent locations from which herbarium samples were taken (Vavilov All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Industry, Komarov Botanical Institute, Rostov State University, Rostov Botanical Garden, Uljanovsk Educational State University). Polygons are based on published sources, herbarium samples, and field surveys by the authors.

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including atlases, monographs and papers. Literature cited includes Grossgheim (1950), Bush (1939), Dorofeev (1998, 2002), Hulten & Fries (1986), and Kharkevitch (1988). Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers (Komarov Botanical Institute, Vavilov Research Institute of Plant industry, Rostov Botanical Garden, Rostov State University, Uljanovsk Educational State University). 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 of the USSR. Vol. 8. Cruciferae. Moscow-Leningrad, 212-213 pp. (In Russian)
Cherepanov S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim), List of Vascular Plants of Russia. St. Petersburg: Mir I Semia. 990 pp. (In Russian)
Dorofeev V.I. 1998. Family Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) in the middle Zone of the European part of the Russian Federation. Vol. 1. Turchaninowia: Barnaul. 94 pp. (In Russian)
Dorofeev V.I. 2002. Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) of Europaean Russia. Vol. 5. Turchaninowia: Barnaul, 115 pp. (In Russian)
Grossgheim, A.A. 1950. Flora of the Caucasus. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of Acad. Science, 175 pp.
Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of north European vascular plants, North of the Tropic of Cancer. Vol. 1-3. Konigstein, 1172 pp.
Kharkevitch S.S., ed. 1988. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Vol. 3. Leningrad: Nauka, pp. 123, 126. (In Russian)
N.I. Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], St. Petersburg, Russia.
Rostov Botanical Garden, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Rostov State University [RWBG], Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Uljanovsk Educational State University, Uljanovsk, Russia.
V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St. Petersburg, Russia.

Right and copyright:

Copyright on this map and its description belongs to its authors.
Copyright on the picture belongs to Dushan Radushka et al. (Dushan Radushka, Ladislav Shomshak, Izabela Gaberova. 1990. The Color Plant Atlas. Bratislava: Publishing House Obzor, 416 p. (in Russian)).

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