Range of distribution of Viburnum lantana L. (Wayfaring Tree).

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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 data of a 1:25 000 000, 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 distribution of Viburnum lantana is significantly determined by its ecological preferences, the plant occurring in the underwood and fringes of light, mainly oak-hornbeam and beech forests, in shrubberies at riversides. The species is distributed in the southern European part of Russia, Crimea and Caucasus. The species range is drawn according to generalized available information and consists of three polygons: European, Crimean and Caucasian. The European polygon includes the species localities in the Central and Southern Russia, the Crimean one in the southwestern Crimean Peninsula. The Caucasian polygon includes the set of the species localities in Transcaucasia and Ciscaucasia. The dots outside the the outlines represent adventive localities of the species and coincide with anthropogenously disturbed areas - the plant is often grown as ornamental. The herbarium materials of LE and a published map of the species range (Svjaseva, 1986) were used for the range construction.


Sokolov SI., Svjaseva OA., Kubli VA. 1986. Ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR. V.3. Leningrad: Nauka. P.133-134. (In Russian).
Shishkin BK., ed. 1958. Flora URSS. V.23. P.447-448. (In Russian).
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).
Herbarium specimens of V.L.Komarov Botanical Institute [LE], St.Petersburg, 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 R.S.Ushakova.

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