The area of Sinapis alba L. (White mustard).

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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 a map:

Map is based on data from herbarium specimens and on maps having the following scale: 1:10 000 000 - 1:80 000 000.

The projection:

"Alber's Equal Area Conic for Russia", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons, actual location occurrence in shown by points.

Accuracy of classifier:

Point data were obtained from literature sources and herbarium specimens. Light-colored points are locations referenced from literature sources. Dark-colored points are locations of species that were reported from herbarium samples (N.I. Vavilov), (Komarov Botanical Institute), (Voronezh State University), (Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Science). Polygons are based on literature sources, herbarium samples, and field surveys by the authors. Polygon is based on generalized information from literature sources including: (Grossgheim, 1950), (Bush, 1939), (Dorofeev, 1998, 2002), (Hulten & Fries, 1986), (Kharkevitch, 1988) and (Tsvelev, 2000), as well as herbarium specimens, political boundaries and ecological description.

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including Atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. Data were then compiled through scanning and geo-referencing to develop a composite vector map. The biologist, together with the GIS specialist, drew a new plant distribution area based on compiled data.

Reference citations:

Bush, N.A., ed. 1939. Flora USSR. Cruciferae. Moscow-Leningrad. V.8: 468-469. (In Russian)
Cherepanov S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim). St. Petersburg: Mir I Semia. 990 pp. (In Russian)
Dorofeev V.I. 1998. Family Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) middle Zone of an Europaean part of Russian Federation. Turchaninowia, Barnaul, 1(3): 94. (In Russian)
Dorofeev V.I. 2002. Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) of Europaean Russia. Turchaninowia, Barnaul, 5(3): 115. (In Russian)
Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (BPI DVO) [VLA], Vladivostok, Russia.
Grossgheim, A.A. 1950. Flora of Caucasia. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of Acad. Science. 169 pp.
Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. Konigstein. V.1-3: 1172.
Kharkevitch S.S., ed. 1988. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Leningrad: Nauka. V. 3: 77-79. (In Russian)
N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Rostov State University [RWBG], Rostov-On-Don, Russia.
Tsvelev N.N. 2000. Manual of the vascular plants of North-West Russia (Leningrad, Pskov and Novgorod district). St. Petersburg: Publishing House of SPHFA. 781 pp. (In Russian)
Uljanovsk Pedagogical State University, Uljanovsk, Russia.
V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Voronezh State University [VOR], Voronezh, Russia.

Right and copyright:

Copyright on this map, description belongs to its authors. Copyright on this picture belongs: 1) (for picture from Atlas) to A. Henry (Plantae Medicinales oder Sammlung offizineller flanzen mit lithoghaphischen Abbildungen von A. Henry, 1828 Dusseldorf, II Band) from the Military-medicinal museum; 2) (for the photos form site ) to Zheleznov A.V. (Institute of Cytology and Genetics the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science -

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