Range of distribution of Melilotus altissimus Thuill. (Tall melilot).

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The expert-botanist - T.N.Smekalova,
the GIS expert - G.V.Talovina.

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1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of a 1:80 000 000 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 a polygon and dots. Point localities of the species are represented by dots, the area of possible species distribution is represented by the polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

Dark dots represent information on the species localities from herbarium specimens, the rest (light) dots represent data from published sources; the polygon is based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The main part of the Melilotus altissimus range is located in the Atlantic and Central Europe and Mediterranean. In the former USSR, the species occurs quite rarely, and only its localities in Western Russia are included in its native range, being its extreme eastern part. In the former USSR, the range is represented with a polygon, with the western border coinciding with the former state border of the USSR. In the north, the species reaches Ladoga Lake, in the south the northwestern coast of the Black Sea. The eastern border of the range reaches the Dnieper River. The species localities found east of the main range are adventive. The herbarium materials of LE, WIR, MW, MHA, Latvian State University and published maps of the species range (Hulten, Fries, 1986) served the base for the range construction.


Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., ed. 1987. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. Leningrad: Nauka. P.179, 181. (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., ed. 1945. Flora URSS. V.11. P.184-187. (In Russian).
Tzvelev NN. 2000. Manual of the vascular plants of Northwest Russia (Leningrad, Pskov and Novgorod Regions). St.Petersburg: State Chemical-Pharmaceutical Academy Press. P.486. (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.
Herbarium specimens of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University [MW], Moscow, Main Botanical Garden [MHA], Moscow, N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], St.Petersburg, V.L.Komarov Botanical institute [LE], St.Petersburg (all in Russia).

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The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors.
The copyright of the photo held by I.G.Chukhina.

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