Range of distribution of Melilotus indicus (L.) All. (Indian 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 1:10 000 000 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 polygons and dots. Point localities of the species are represented by dots, the area of possible species distribution is represented by the polygons.

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 polygons are based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The species range consists of four polygons, the Caucasian and three Central Asian ones. All the polygons are the northern parts of the general range of the species. The Caucasian polygon represents a set of the species localities in the Caucasus, mainly in the East Transcaucasia. The species localities in Central Asia are concentrated near northern Kopet Dagh. The southern borders of the both polygons coincide with the former state border of the USSR. The northern, eastern and western outlines of the polygons are drawn based on generalized available information on the species distribution. The dots outside the outlines represent adventive species localities. The herbarium materials of LE, WIR, MW and MHA were used for the range construction, as well as published maps of the species range (Grossheim, 1952), and information from published sources (Bobrov, 1945; Galushko, 1980; Fedorov, 1987; Doronina, 2007).


Galushko AI. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus: Handbook. V.2. P.130-131. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.192-194, map. (In Russian).
Doronina AYu. 2007. Vascular plants of the Karelian Isthmus (Leningrad Region). Moscow: KMK. (In Russian).
Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., ed. 1987. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. Leningrad: Nauka. P.179, 182. (In Russian).
Bobrov EG. 1945. Melilot - Melilotus Adans. In: Shishkin BK., ed. Flora URSS. V.11. P.189. (In Russian).
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).
Herbarium specimens of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University [MW], Moscow, Main Botanical Garden [MHA], Moscow, V.L.Komarov Botanical institute [LE], St.Petersburg, N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], 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 is held by Richard Old (1,000 Weeds of North America CD ).

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