Range of distribution of Flat-fruited Medick (Medicago platycarpos (L.) Trautv.).

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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 a 1:60 000 000 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 1 basic and 2 subject layers. The species range is represented by a polygon and dots.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

The dots represent information on the species localities: 1 - reliable data from herbarium and published sources; the polygon (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; Pavlov, 1961; Vassilchenko, 1987; Polozhij, Malyshev, 1994; Lesins, Lesins, 1979; Small, 2003; Roskov et al., 2005), and published map of the range (Meusel et al., 1965; Hulten, Fries, 1986) were used for constructing the range of Medicago platycarpos. 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). The range consists of a polygon and dots. The species occurs in the Central Asia and Kazakhstan, southern Siberia. Recorded in Bashkiria and Primorie Territory.


Vassilchenko IT. 1987. Turukhania - Turukhania Vass. In: Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., eds. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. P.187. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1945. Fenugreek - Trigonella L. In: Shishkin BK., ed. 1945. Flora URSS. V.11. P.102-129. (In Russian).
Pavlov NV., ed. 1961. Flora of Kazakhstan. V.2. Alma-Ata. 515 p. (In Russian).
Polozhij AV., Malyshev LI., ed. 1994. Flora of Siberia. V.9. Fabaceae (Leguminosae). (In Russian).
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.
Roskov YR. et al. 2005. ILDIS World Database of Legumes. [Online] Available at: .
Small E. 2003. Distribution of perennial Medicago with particular reference to agronomic potential for semiarid Mediterranean climate In: Bennett SJ., ed. New perennial legumes for sustainable agriculture. P.57-80.
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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The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors.
The copyright of the photo is held by E.A.Dzyubenko.

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