Range of distribution of Melilotus tauricus (Bieb.) Ser. (Crimean 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 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:

The dots represent information on the species localities from herbarium specimens, the polygon is based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The species range is a polygon, limited by mountain slopes and coastal rocks of the southern Crimea, and represents a set of the localities along the Black Sea coast. The southern polygon border coincides with the coastline. The northern, eastern and western outlines of the polygon are drawn on the basis of generalized available information on the species distribution. The herbarium materials of LE, MW, MHA, LECB were used for the range construction, as well as published data (Bobrov, 1945 - mention of the localities in Kerch and Simferopol environs).


Bobrov EG. 1945. Melilot - Melilotus Adans. In: Shishkin BK., ed. Flora URSS. V.11. P.188. (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, St.Petersburg State University [LECB], 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 image is held by I.G.Chukhina.

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