Area of distribution and weediness of Centaurea jacea L.

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Object specialist - N.N.Luneva,
GIS-specialist - I.A.Budrevskaya.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

It is created on materials of maps of natural scale 1: 10 000 000 and on literature data.


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

Basic content:

Vector map. Area of distribution is shown by polygon (main distribution) and by dots (sporadic distribution).

Accuracy of the classifier:

Area of main and sporadic distribution is shown.

Method of map production:

The area of distribution is established according to the analysis of the open-published maps and literature. A map compiled by Hulten E. & Fries M. (1986) is taken as a prototype. Distribution of C. jacea in the European part of the USSR is supported by the literature data (Taliev, 1935; Maevskii, 1954; Tolmachev, 1962; Shishkin, 1965; Minyaev et al., 1981; Prudnikov & Poluyanov, 1996; Shlyakova, 1982; Bakin et al., 2000; Grigor.evskaya, 2000; TSvelev, 2000; Rodionova, 2001; Shmidt, 2005). It is a common species in Ciscaucasia (Galushko, 1980), Transcaucasia (Grossgeim, 1949), and Crimea (Rubtsov, 1972). C. jacea grows in Cis-Ural (Shishkin & Grubov, 1966), being brought to Siberia (Malyshev & Peshkova, 1979; Krasnoborov, 2001). The zone of weediness is not shown on the map as the weed litters mainly crops of perennial grasses and winter cereals with abundance at most 2 points.

Reference citations:

Bakin, O.V., Rogova, T.V., Sitnikova, A.P. 2000. Vascular plants of Tatarstan. Kazan: Kazan University. 496 p. (in Russian).
Galushko A.I. 1980. Flora of Northern Caucasus. V. 3. Rostov-na-Donu: Rostov University, 328 p. (in Russian).
Grigor.evskaya A.Ya. 2000. Flora of Voronezh town. Voronezh: Voronezh Univ., 198 p. (in Russian).
Grossgeim A.A. 1949. Keys to plants of the Caucasus. Moscow: Sovetskaya nauka, 747 p. (in Russian).
Hulten, E. & Fries, M. 1986. Atlas of North European Vascular Plants, North of the Tropic of Cancer: Konigstein. V. 1-3. 1172 p.
Krasnoborov I. M., ed. 2001. Keys to plants of Kemerovo Region. Novosibirsk: SO RAN, 478 p. (in Russian).
Maevskii P.F. 1954. Flora of middle belt of the European part of the USSR. Moscow, Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel.stvo Sel.skokhozyaistvennoi Literatury, 912 p. (in Russian).
Malyshev L.I. & Peshkova G.A., eds. 1979. Flora of Central Siberia. V. 2. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1048 p. (in Russian).
Minyaev N.A., Orlova N.I., Shmidt V.M., eds. 1981. Keys to higher plants of the Northwest of the European part of the RSFSR (the Leningrad, Pskov and Novgorod regions). Leningrad: Leningrad University. 376 p. (in Russian).
Prudnikov N.A., Poluyanov A.V. 1996. Vascular plants of Kursk Region. Kursk: State pedagogical university, 70 p. (in Russian).
Rodionova A.E. 2001. Segetal plants of Upper Volga Basin Region. St. Petersburg: VIZR. 99p. (in Russian).
Rubtsov N.I., ed. 1972. Keys to higher plants of the Crimea. Leningrad: Nauka, 552 p. (in Russian).
Shishkin B.K., ed. 1965. Flora of the Leningrad Region. V. 4. Leningrad: LGU. 360 p. (in Russian).
Shlyakova E.V. 1982. Field-weed plants of the Non-Chernozem zone of RSFSR. In: Korovina O.N., ed. Catalogue of VIR world collection. N 338. Leningrad: VIR. 116 p. (in Russian).
Shmidt V.M. 2005. Flora of Arkhangelsk Region. St.Petersburg: St.Petersburg University, 346 p. (in Russian).
Taliev V.I. 1935. Keys to higher plants of the European part of the USSSR. Moscow: State Publishing House of Kolkhoz and Sovkhoz Literature, 648 p. (in Russian).
Tolmachev A.I., ed. 1962. Keys to vascular plants of Komi SSR. Moscow & Leningrad: AN SSSR, 360 p. (in Russian).
Tsvelev N.N. 2000. Keys to the vascular plants of North-West Russia (Leningrad, Pskov and Novgorod Regions). Saint-Petersburg: SPbSCPA press. 782 p. (in Russian).

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