Range of distribution of Papaver nudicaule L. (Iceland Poppy).

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The expert-botanist - T.N.Smekalova,
the GIS expert - R.S.Ushakova.

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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 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 northern part of the species range is in the former USSR. The species is distributed in West and East Siberia, Central Asia, Far East. In the Central Asia, it occurs in the southeastern regions, in West Siberia in the southern regions, and in East Siberia it reaches northern latitudes, where it tends mainly to river basins. The species distribution in the West is limited by zones of dry steppes and deserts. In the Far East, the species occurs mainly in the Amur River basin. The species range is represented by a polygon, which includes dots of the species localities. Single dots beyond the polygon borders indicate alien localities of the species. The herbarium materials of LE and VLA, and published maps of the species range (Kharkevich, 1987; Malyshev, Peshkova, 1994) were used for the range construction.


Kharkevich SS., ed. 1987. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. V.2. Leningrad: Nauka. P.43-44. (In Russian).
Pakhomova MG., ed. 1974. Manual of plants of Middle Asia. Critical synopsis of flora. V.4. Tashkent. P.17. (In Russian).
Malyshev LI., Peshkova GA., eds. 1987. Flora of Siberia. V.4. Araceae - Orchidaceae. Novosibirsk: Nauka. 312 p. (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., ed. 1937. Flora URSS. V.7. P.617-618. (In Russian).
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).
Herbarium materials of V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St.Petersburg, Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far East Branch of RAS [VLA], Vladivostok, (both in Russia).

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