The distribution area of Lathyrus hirsutus L. - Rough grass pea.

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

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Accuracy of map:

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

The projection:

"Alber's Equal Area Conic for Russia", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic content:

Map is a vector file consisting of a polygon and points. Locations of the species are represented by points, while the area of possible distribution of the species is represented by a polygon.

Accuracy of qualifier:

Light-colored points represent species locations referenced in published sources. Dark-colored points represent locations from which herbarium samples were taken. Polygon is based on generalized information from published sources, herbarium specimens, political boundaries and ecological descriptions.

Method of map construction:

A northwestern area within the former USSR is believed to be part of the area of origin of Lathyrus hirsutus. Published maps of the species distribution area (Grossheim, 1952), references (Kamelin et al., 1981), and data from the Botanical Garden of Rostov State University (Russia), the All-Russian Vavilov Institute of Plant industry (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), and Moscow State University (Russia) herbaria were used to construct the mapped area. The area is disjunctive and consists of 5 ranges. The European range includes southern Moldova and territory near the Black Sea. The Crimean range includes species locations in a southern, mountainous part of the Crimean peninsula. The Caucasian range includes territory in the Caucasus and adjoining territories in southern Russia. The Western-Central Asian range includes the mountainous territories of Kopet-Dag. The Eastern-Central Asian range includes territories southwest of Central Asia.

Sources of data:

Bobrov E.G., Cherepanov S.K., eds. 1948. Flora of the USSR. Vol. 28. M.-L.: Publishing House of Acad. Science, p. 487. (in Russian).
Cherepanov, S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim). St. Petersburg, Mir I Semia, 990 p. (in Russian).
Fedorov A.A., ed. 1987. Flora of European part of the USSR. Vol. 6. L.: Nauka, p. 156.
Grossheim, A.A. 1952. Flora of Caucasia. Vol. 5. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of USSR Acad. Science, pp. 404-405, appendix. (in Russian).
Herbarium Specimens. Botanical Garden of Rostov State University (Russia), All-Russian Vavilov Institute of Plant industry (St. Petersburg, Russia), Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), Moscow State University (Russia).
Kamelin R.V., Kovalevskaja S.S., Nabijev M.M., eds. 1981. The Manual of Middle Asian Plants. Vol. 4. Tashkent, Fan, p. 342-343. (in Russian).
Nikitin, V.V., Geldihanov A.M. 1988. The Manual of plants of Turkmenistan. L.: Nauka, p. 371.
Wulf, V.V., Maleeva, O.F. 1969. The World Resources of the Useful Plants. Leningrad: Nauka, p. 232. (in Russian).

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Copyright on this map and its description belongs to its authors. Copyright on the picture belongs to Prof. P. Busselen (KULAK- ).

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