Range of distribution of Lathyrus nissolia L. (Grass Pea, Grass Vetchling).

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

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1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of 1:20 000 000, 1:25 000 000 scale map, 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 a polygon and dots. Point localities of the species are represented by dots, the area of possible species distribution is represented by the polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

Dark dots represent information on the species localities from herbarium collections of LE and WIR, the rest (light) dots represent data from published sources.

Method of the map contruction:

General distribution of the species comprises the Caucasus, Central and Atlantic Europe, Mediterranean, Asia Minor. The northeastern part of the species range is situated in the former USSR. We follow the view of Z.V.Chefranova (Fedorov, Tzvelev, 1987) on the species distribution in the former USSR, and consider the species distributed in the Caucasus, Crimea, in the Carpathian, Moldavian and Black Sea regions of the European part of the former USSR, and southern Russia. The species range is represented by two polygons, European-Caucasian and Crimean, as well as separate dots. The European polygon is drawn according to factual (LE and WIR Herbaria) and published (Shishkin, Bobrov, 1948; Fedorov, Tzvelev, 1987; ILDIS) data by means of their generalization. The Crimean polygon embraces the species localities in the southern, forest part of the Crimean Peninsula and is drawn according to data of LE and WIR Herbaria. The borders of the Caucasian polygon are drawn after published (Galushko, 1980; Grossheim, 1952) and factual (LE and WIR Herbaria) data.


Herbarium materials of V.L.Komarov Botanical institute [LE], N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR] (both in St.Petersburg, Russia).
Wulf VV., Maleyeva OF. 1969. The world resources of useful plants (food, forage, technical, medicine etc.). Reference book. Leningrad: Nauka. P.232. (In Russian).
Galushko AI. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus: Handbook. V.2. P.167. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.405. (In Russian).
Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., eds. 1987. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. Leningrad: Nauka. P.151. (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., Bobrov EG., ed. 1948. Flora URSS. V.13. P.492-493. (In Russian).
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).
Roskov YR. et al. 2005. ILDIS World Database of Legumes. [Online] Available at:

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The copyright of the photo held by Razvan Chisu.

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