The distribution area of Lens orientalis (Boiss.) Schmalh. (East lentil).

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Expert botanist T.N. Smekalova
GIS-expert R.S. Ushakova

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Accuracy of map:

Map was created using maps of scale 1:20,000,000 and 1:25,000,000 and herbarium specimens.

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 points. Locations of species are represented by points.

Accuracy of qualifier:

Light-colored points represent species locations referenced in published sources. Dark-colored points represent locations from which herbarium samples were taken (V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute, St. Petersburg).

Method of map construction:

The distribution area of Lens orientalis covers territory from the Eastern Mediterranean countries (Syria, Palestine) to Iran and Afghanistan. Within the former USSR, the species is distributed throughout the Caucasus and Middle Asia, which is shown by 3 Middle Asian and Caucasian ranges and separate points. The Caucasian range includes Transcaucasia and comprises the northwestern part of the natural area of the species. The Middle Asian ranges were constructed by generalizing data about species distribution in Middle Asia and comprise the northeastern (Western and Central Kopet-Dag) and eastern (Tian-Shan) parts of the species distribution area. In order to construct the species distribution area, herbarium collections (BIN) and the published data (Grossgeim, 1952; Nikitin, 1988) were used. The points not included in the general distribution area represent separate species locations.

Sources of data:

Cherepanov S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim). St. Petersburg, Mir I Semia, 990 p. (in Russian).
Galushko, A.I. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus: A Manual. Vol. 2. Rostov University, p. 352. (in Russian).
Grossgeim, A.A. 1952. Flora of the Caucasus. Vol. 5. Moscow/Leningrad: Publishing House of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 424 p. (in Russian).
Herbarium Specimens. Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia).
Kamelin R.V., Kovalevskaja S.S., Nabiev M.M., eds. 1981. Manual of Plants of Middle Asia. Vol. 6. USSR, Tashkent, Publishing House Fan, 396 p.
Nikitin V.V., Geldikhanov A.M. 1988. Keys to plants of Turkmenistan. Leningrad: Nauka, 680 p. (in Russian).
Shishkin B.K., Bobrov E.G., eds. 1948. Flora of the USSR. Vol. 13. M.-L.: Publishing House of Acad. Science, p.477. (in Russian).

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