Range of distribution of Lathyrus vernus (L.) Bernh. (Spring pea).

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

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of 1:20 000 000 and 1:25 000 000 scale maps, corrected according to herbarium materials.


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

Basic contents:

Map is a vector fail consisting of polygon and points. Locations of species are represented by points; area of possible distribution of species are represented by polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

Light-colored points are locations referenced in literature sources.Dark dots represent information on the species localities according to herbarium materials of V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE] and N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR]. Polygon is based on generalized information from literature sources, herbarium specimens, political boundaries and ecological description.

Method of the map construction:

In the forest zone, the species is distributed almost everywhere as a component of the herbaceous cover of shady forests. The species range consists of two polygons: European-Asian and Caucasian. The latter includes points of the species localities in the Caucasus, the former in the European part of Russia, in both West and East Siberia. Northward the species reaches Kola Peninsula, eastward the Baikal Lake. The species distribution in the south is limited by dry steppes, the western border of the European-Asian polygon coincides with the state boundary of Russia. Herbarium materials of LE and WIR and published maps of the species range (Hulten,1986; Grossgeim, 1952), made the base for the range map construction.


Herbarium specimens from V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St.Petersburg, Russia.
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).
Galushko AI. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus. Handbook. V.2. P.167. (In Russian).
Grossgeim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. V.5. Moscow; Leningrad. P.405.(In Russian).
Wulf VV., Maleyeva OF. 1969. The World Resources of the Useful Plants. Reference book. Leningrad: Nauka, P.233. (In Russian).
Miniaev N.A., Ulle Z.G. 1987. In: Fedorov AA., ed. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. P.114 (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., Bobrov EG, ed. 1945. Flora USSR. V.13. P. 513. (In Russian).
Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of North European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. V.1-3. Konigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Rights and copyrights:

The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors. The copyright of the photo is held by Dorofeev V.I.(LE).

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