Area of distribution and harmfulness of Chenopodium aristatum L.

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Object specialist - S.Yu.Larina, GIS-specialist - I.A.Budrevskaya.

Data of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

Created using maps of natural scale 1:80 000 000 and larger.


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

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of distribution is shown by polygons (basic distribution) and by points (sporadic distribution). Zone of harmfulness is shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the 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. Within species distribution, areas where Chenopodium aristatum is a pernicious weed, are shown as zones of harmfulness.

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including Atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. Distribution points were determined according to the following sources: (Volkov, 1935); (Golubintseva, 1936). The areas of harmfulness were established according to: (Nikitin, 1983); (Korovina, 1983) and coordinated with the boundaries of the Arable Land Map (Koroljeva et al, 2003). The sites of sporadic distribution of Chenopodium aristatum are depicted according to the literature given below. Data were then compiled through scanning and geo-referencing to develop a composite vector map. The biologist together with the GIS specialist, drew a composite weed distribution area based on compiled data

Reference Citations:

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Golubintseva V.P. 1936. The specific weeds of Siberia. In: Reverdatto V.V., editor. Transactions of Biological Institute of Tomsk State University. Tomsk: Tomsk State University. V.2: 170-227. (In Russian)
Ignatov, M.S., Makarov, V.V., Chichev, A.V., Shvetsov, A.N. 1983. Floristic finds in the railways of Moscow region. In: Andreev L.N., editor. Bulletin of the Main Botanical Garden of Ac.Sc. USSR. Moscow: Nauka. V.129: 43-48.
Keller B.A, ed. 1934. Weed plants of the USSR. Leningrad: Ac.Sc.USSR. V.2: pp. 244.
Kharkevich S.S., ed. 1988. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Leningrad: Nauka. V.3: pp. 421.
Komarov, K.L., Shishkin, B.K., ed. 1936. Flora of the USSR. Moscow-Leningrad: Ac.Sc.USSR. V.6: pp. 956.
Koroljeva, I.E., Vilchevskaya, E.V., Ruhovich, D.I. 2003. Digital Arable Land Map. Laboratory of Soil Information of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow.
Korovina O.N., ed. 1983. Weed plants of the Soviet Far East (the list and distribution). Catalogue of VIR world collection. Issue 374. Leningrad: VIR. 46 pp.
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Maevsky, P.F. 1954. Flora of the middle zone of the European part of the USSR. Moscow-Leningrad: Selkhozgiz. 912 pp. (In Russian)
Nikitin, V.V. 1983. Weeds in the flora of USSR. Leningrad: Nauka. 454 pp.
Papchenkov, V.G., Dimitriev, A.V. 1989. New and rare species of adventitious plants in autonomous republics of Middle Volga region. Botanichesky zhurnal 74(4): 547-553.
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Ulyanova, T.N., 1998. Weeds in the flora of Russia and other FSU states. Saint-Petersburg: VIR. 343 pp.
Volkov, A.N., ed. 1935. The regions of the distribution of the main weeds in the USSR. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of Kolchoz & Sovchoz Literature. 153 pp.
Yanchurkina, A.A. 1975. New species of weeds in Kuibyshev region. In: Suvorov, V.V., editor. Species and introspecific classification of plants. Proceedings of Leningrad Agricultural Institute. Leningrad-Pushkin: Leningrad Agricultural Institute. V.267: pp. 7-13.

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