Range of distribution of Ribes alpinum L. - (Alpine Currant).

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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 1:20 000 000 and 1:25 000 000 scale maps, corrected 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. The localities of the species are represented by dots.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

Dark dots represent information on the species localities according to herbarium materials of V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE] and N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR].

Method of the map construction:

The main part of the Alpine currant range is in Western Europe. Concerning the species distribution within the former USSR, we follow OA.Svjaseva.s view (Sokolov et al., 1977, 1980), in the Leningrad Region we follow LI.Krupkina (Budantsev, Yakovlev..., 2006). In the Northwest (Leningrad and Novgorod Regions, Baltic countries), in Belorussia and the Carpathians, the species distribution is limited by its ecological preferences; it occurs in riverside shrubberies on rocky habitats and in forest fringes. The species range is represented here by three polygons, West European, Carpathian and Caucasian. The polygons are drawn by means of generalization of data obtained from LE and WIR herbarium materials, published range maps (Sokolov et al., 1980) and published data (Budantsev, Yakovlev..., 2006; Grossgeim, 1930; Juzepchuk, 1939).


Herbarium specimens from V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St.Petersburg, Russia, N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], St.Petersburg, Russia.
Sokolov SI., Svjaseva OA., Kubli VA. 1977. Distribution ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR. V.1. Leningrad: Nauka. p.263. (In Russian).
Sokolov SI., Svjaseva OA., Kubli VA. 1980. Distribution ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR. V.2. Leningrad: Nauka. 107 p. Map 28A. (In Russian).
Budantsev AL., Yakovlev GP., eds. 2006. Illustrated key to the plants of Leningrad Region. Moscow: KMK. P.274. (In Russian).
Mayevsky PF. 2006. Flora of the middle zone of European part of Russia. 10th ed. Moscow. 600 p. (In Russian).
Grossgeim AA. 1930. Flora of Caucasus. V.2. Moscow; Leningrad. (In Russian).
Tzvelev NN., ed. 2001. Flora of East Europe. V.10. St.Petersburg P.240. (In Russian).
Juzepchuk SV., ed. 1939. Flora USSR. V.9. Moscow; Leningrad. P.260-261. (In Russian).
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).

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

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