Range of distribution of Linum flavum L. (Yellow Flax)

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The expert-botanist - I.G.Chukhina,
the GIS expert - L.V.Bagmet.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of herbarium specimens.


"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. The localities of the species are represented by dots; the area of species distribution is represented by the polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

The dots represent information on the species localities according to herbarium specimens. The polygon is based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The data on the species distribution were obtained from the database of the species localities coordinates included in the Information Retrieval System "Crop Wild Relatives in Russia" (STC Informregistr 0229905883, 1999) and from published data on the species distribution (Yuzepchuk, 1949). The polygon borders are drawn after herbarium materials referred to in the database of the Information Retrieval System.


Herbarium specimens of V.L.Komarov Botanical institute [LE], N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR] (both in St.Petersburg, Russia) and M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University [MW], Moscow, Russia.
N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry, Herbarium Department, 1999. Information Retrieval System: Crop Wild Relatives in Russia. STC Informregistr 0229905883, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Yuzepchuk SV. 1949. Flax - Linum L. In: Shishkin BK, Bobrov EG, ed. 1949. Flora URSS. V.14. P.86-146. (In Russian).

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The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors, the copyright of the photo is held by M. Hassler: .

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