Range of distribution of Bur Medick (Medicago minima (L.) Bartalini).

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The expert-botanists - N.I.Dzyubenko, E.A.Dzyubenko.
The GIS expert - A.N.Dzyubenko.

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1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of 1:13 000 000 - 1:80 000 000 scale maps, 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 1 basic and 2 subject layers. The species range is represented by polygons and dots.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

The dots represent information on the species localities: 1 - reliable data from herbarium and published sources; the polygons (1) - generalized information on the species distribution from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The data from the herbarium materials of LE and WIR, published data (Grossheim, 1945, Vassilchenko, 1987), and published maps of the range (Meusel et al., 1965; Hulten, Fries, 1986) and a part of the range (Grossheim, 1952) were used for constructing the range of Medicago minima. Our view on the species distribution in Russia and adjacent states mainly agrees with the treatment of the species distribution by Meusel et al. (1965), and Hulten, Fries (1986). The range consists of four polygons and dots. The largest polygon covers the western and southern Ukraine, Crimea, Caucasus; the second large polygon is in the mountain massifs of Central Asia. The other two polygons are situated in the Caspian Lowland. Dots beyond the polygons demonstrate local species localities. The species locality in the Balkhash Lake area (after: Meusel et al., 1965) has not been confirmed by herbarium data.


Vassilchenko IT. 1949. Medick, the best forage plant. In: Acta Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. URSS. Ser.1. V.8. Leningrad. P.7-240.
Galushko AI. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus: Handbook. V.2. 352 p. (In Russian).
Goncharov PL., Lubenets PA. 1985. Biological aspects of medick cultivation. Novosibirsk: Nauka. 253 p. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1945. Medick - Medicago L. In: Shishkin BK., ed. 1945. Flora URSS. V.11. P.129-176. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.177-192. (In Russian).
Sinskaya EN. 1950. Medick. In: Cultivated flora of the USSR. V.13, No.1. P.7-344. (In Russian).
Vassilchenko IT. 1987. Medick - Medicago L. In: Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., eds. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. P.187-195. (In Russian).
Khasanov OKh. 1972. Wild medicks of Central Asia. Tashkent: FAN. 169 p. (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.
Lesins KA., Lesins I. 1979. Genus Medicago (Leguminosae). A taxogenetic study. 228 p.
Meusel H. et al. 1965. Vergleichende Chorologie der Zentraleuropischen Flora. Jena. 583 p.
Herbarium specimens of V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR] (all in St.Petersburg, Russia).

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