Range of distribution of Melilotus neapolitanus Ten. (Neapolitan melilot).

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

Date of creation:



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 two polygons, the Crimean and the Caucasian ones. Both 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 South and East Transcaucasia. The species localities in Crimea are concentrated in the mountain Crimea (southern Crimean Peninsula). The southern borders of both polygons coincide with the former state border of the USSR. The northern, eastern and western outlines of the polygons are drawn on the basis of generalized available information on the species distribution. The dots outside the outlines represent adventive species localities. The herbarium materials of LE, MW, MHA were used for the range construction, as well as published maps of the species range (Grossheim, 1952).


Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.192-193, map. (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., ed. 1945. Flora URSS. V.11. P.188-189. (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 (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 I.G.Chukhina.

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