The area of Vicia varia Host (Vetch changeable or variabile).

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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 maps having the following scale: 1:10 000 000.

The projection:

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

Basic content:

Map is a vector fail consisting of polygon and points. Locations of species are represented by points, area of possible distribution of species are represented by polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

Lidht-colored points are locations referenced in literature sources. Dark-colored points are locations of species that were reported from herbarium samples. Polygon is based on generalized information from literature sources, herbarium specimans, political boundaries and ecological description.

Method of map construction:

Locations and area of distribution of the species are based on published maps. Literature used included: Galushko (1980), Cherepanov (1995), Grossheim (1945). The area represents the polygon, which covers the territory of Caucasus from eastern coast of the Black and Azov Seas up to the western coast of Caspian Sea. From the south and a south-east the contour of polygon is limited by the frontier of former USSR, in the north it borrows a southern part of the Krasnodar and Stavropol regions, not leaving, however, for a long distance from foothills of Caucasus.

Sources of the data:

Cherepanov, S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim). St-Petersburg, "Mir I Semia", 990 p. (in Russian).
Flora USSR, 1948. Vol. XIII. Shishkin B.K., Bobrov E.V. (ed.) M.-L.: Publishing House of Acad. Science, p. 451. (in Russian).
Galushko A.I. 1980. Flora of Northern Caucasia - Rostov, Publishing House of Rostov University, Vol.2, p. 173. (in Russian).
Grossheim, A.A. 1945. Flora of Caucasia. Baku, Publishing House of Azerbaijan Acad. Science, Vol. III, 311 p., appendix. (in Russian).
Herbarium Specimans - Moscow State University (Russia).

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Copyright on this map and description belongs to its authors.
Copyright on this picture belongs to Prof. P.Busselen (KULAK- ).

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