Range of distribution of Rosa canina L. (Dog-rose)

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The expert-botanist - I.G.Chukhina,
the GIS expert - L.V.Bagmet.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of herbarium specimens and 1:13 000 000 - 1:35 000 000 scale maps.


"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 the dots; the area of possible species distribution is represented by the polygons.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

The dots represent information on the species localities according to published sources and herbarium specimens. The polygons are based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The data on the species distribution were obtained from the database of the species localities coordinates included in the Information Retrieval System "Crop Wild Relatives in Russia" (STC Informregistr 0229905883, 1999) and from published maps by Svjaseva in "Ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR" (Sokolov et al., 1980), G.V.Budanova in "Atlas of medicinal plant ranges and resources in the USSR" (Tolmachev, 1983), Grossheim (1952).
The range borders in its European part are drawn after Svjaseva (Sokolov et al., 1980), Budanova (Tolmachev, 1983). The northwestern range border is corrected on the base of information on the species distribution in "Flora of East Europe" (Tzvelev, 2001), which indicates that Rosa canina "is cultivated and escaped wild in Baltic States and Ladoga-Ilmen Region". "Flora of Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic" (Dorozhkin, Tomin, 1950) notices that Rosa canina in Belorussia "is cultivated in gardens and parks". Hence all the species localities from these areas were not included in the final polygon, and are represented by dots only. The range borders in the Caucasus are drawn after Grossheim (1952) and corrected after Svjaseva (1980). The range borders in the Central Asia are drawn after Svjaseva (1980) and extended after herbarium materials referred to in the database of the Information Retrieval System.


Tolmachev AI., ed. 1983. Atlas of medicinal plant ranges and resources in the USSR. Moscow: Principal Office of Geodesy and Cartography. P.176-177. (In Russian).
Herbarium specimens of V.L.Komarov Botanical institute [LE], N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR] (all in St.Petersburg, Russia).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.116; map 148. (In Russian).
N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry, Herbarium Department, 1999. Information Retrieval System: Crop Wild Relatives in Russia. STC Informregistr 0229905883, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Sokolov SI., Svjaseva OA., Kubli VA. 1980. Ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR. V.2. Leningrad: Nauka. Map 80a. (In Russian).
Dorozhkin NA., Tomin MP., eds. Flora of Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. V.3. 1950. Minsk. 492 p. (In Russian).
Tzvelev NN., ed. 2001. Flora of East Europe. V.10. St.Petersburg. 670 p. (In Russian).

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