Area of distribution and weediness of Desert Wormwood (Artemisia desertorum Spreng.)

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Specialist-biologist - O.E. Kravchenko,
GIS-specialist - I.A. Budrevskaya

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on materials of maps of natural scale 1:4 000 000 - 1:25 000 000 and on literature data.


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

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons, and sporadic distribution by points. Zones of weediness are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

The weed area is subdivided into two zones, one representing species distribution, and the second where weed is considered a serious pest. Points represent locations where sporadic occurrence has been reported. The zone of weediness was allocated in the Far East on arable lands based on the following literary data: Shishkin (1936), Nikitin (1985), Ulyanova (1998). In the zone of weediness the plant litters 50% of crops of soya, potato, and grain crops (except for rice).

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including Atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. The map of Artemisia desertorum from Kharkevitch (1992) was used as a prototype. It was supplemented with the data of Krasnoborov (1997), the herbarium of weed plants at VIR (N.I. Vavilov Institute) and the database cited by Petrosyan et al. (2003). Specifications were determined according to references from the below list. The zone of weediness was allocated in the Far East on arable lands according to the following literary data: Shishkin (1936), Nikitin (1985), Ulyanova (1998). From the end of the 20th century the weed became the most widespread weed of grain crops, soya, and other vegetable cultures.

Reference citations:

Bobrov, E.G. & N.N. Zvelev, eds. 1961. Flora of the USSR. V. 26. Leningrad- Moscow: AN SSSR. 940 pp. (In Russian)
Buch T.G., Kachura N.N., Shvydkaya V.D., Andreeva E.R. 1981. Weeds of the Primorskii Territory and their control. Vladivostok: Dalnevostochnoe knizhnoe izdatelstvo. 256 pp. (In Russian)
Cherepanov S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limics USSR olim)[List of Vascular Plants of Russia]. St. Petersburg: Mir I Semia. 990 pp. (In Russian)
Kharkevitch S.S., ed. 1992. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. V. 6. Saint Petersburg: Nauka. 428 pp. (In Russian)
Krasnoborov, I..., ed. 1997. Flora of Siberia. V. 13. Novosibirsk: Nauka. 472 pp. (In Russian)
Nikitin V.V. 1983. Weed plants of the USSR flora. Leningrad: Nauka. 454 pp. (In Russian)
Shishkin I.K. 1936. Weed plants of southern part of the Far East. Khabarovsk. 144 pp. (In Russian)
Ulyanova T.N. 1998. Weed plants in flora of Russia and other FSU countries. Saint Petersburg: VIR. 233 pp. (In Russian)

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