Area of distribution and weediness of Erucastrum armoracioides (Czern. ex Turcz.) Cruchet.

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Specialist-biologist T.D. Sokolova,
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 1:5 000 000 and on literature data.


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

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area is shown by polygons (main distribution) and by dots (sporadic distribution). Zone of weediness is shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

Within the weed area the area of main and sporadic distribution and the zone of weediness are shown where E. armoracioides is a pernicious weed. The zone of weediness is established by criteria of occurrence and abundance of this species (Tanskii V.I. et al., 1998). In the limits of this zone, E. armoracioides is characterized by 25% frequency of occurrence and 2 points of abundance.

Method of map production:

Areas of main distribution, sporadic distribution and weediness are established according to the analysis of the open published maps and literature. The area of E. armoracioides is drawn according to maps (Grossgeim A.A., 1950; Nikonov A.A., 1975) and data of Brezhnev D.D. & Korovina O.N. (1981), Nikitin V.V. (1979; 1983), Keller B.A. et al. (1934), Gubanov I.A. et al. (2003), Ulyanova T.N. (1981), Visyulina O.D. (1970). Limits of the zone of weediness are established according to Nikitin V.V. (1979; 1983), Ulyanova T.N. (1981), Visyulina O.D. (1970), specified in accordance with data on abundance and frequency of the species occurrence, which are taken from the following references and adjusted to the limits of arable lands. According to Nikitin V.V. (1979; 1983), E. armoracioides infests grain crops in steppe zone of the European part of the former USSR, Central Asia, Southern Kazakhstan and Western Siberia. According to Ulyanova T.N. (1981), E. armoracioides is a pernicious weed of wheat in Northern Kazakhstan. Data of Visyulina O.D. (1970) confirm distribution of E. armoracioides in crops in steppe zone of the Ukraine and in Crimea. Sporadic distribution is shown according to Grossgeim A.A. (1950), Malyshev L.I. & Peshkova G.A.(1994).

Reference citations:

Brezhnev D.D. & Korovina O.N. 1981. Wild relatives of the cultivated plants of the USSR flora. Leningrad: Kolos, 376 p. (in Russian).
Grossgeim A.A. 1950. Flora of the Caucasus. V. 4. Moscow & Leningrad: AN SSSR, 311 p. (in Russian).
Gubanov I.A., Kiseleva K.V., Novikov V.S. & Tikhomirov V.N. 2003. Illustrated keys to plants of Middle Russia. V.2. Moscow: Association of scientific editions KMK, 702 p. (in Russian).
Keller B.A., Lyubimenko V.N., Maltsev A.I., Fedchenko B.A., Shishkin B. K., Rodzevich R.Yu. & Kamenskii K.V., eds. 1934. Weed plants of the USSR. Moscow & Leningrad: AS USSR. V. 3. 448 p. (in Russian).
Malyshev L.I.& Peshkova G.A., eds. 1994. Flora of Siberia. V. 7. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 312 p. (in Russian).
Nikitin V.V. 1979. Geographical distribution of the most important weed species of the USSR and their dynamics. Botanicheskii zhurnal 64(7): 943-949 (in Russian).
Nikitin V.V. 1983. Weed plants in the flora of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka, 454 p. (in Russian).
Nikonov A.A., ed. 1975. Weed plants of the Stavropol Territory. Proc. Stavropol NIISKH. Stavropol, 292 p. (in Russian).
Tanskii V.I., Levitin M.M., Ishkova T.I. & Kondratenko V.I. 1998. Phytosanitary diagnostics in integrated management of cereals. In: Novozhilov K.V., ed. Compendium of methodical recommendations in plant protection. St.-Petersburg: VIZR, p. 5-55. (in Russian).
Tolmachev A.I., ed. 1976. Flora of North-East of the European part of the USSR. V. 3. Leningrad: Nauka. 296 p. (in Russian).
Ulyanova T.N. 1981. Weed plants in wheat of the USSR. In: Korovina O.N., ed. Catalogue of VIR world collection. Issue 320. Leningrad: VIR, 68 p. (in Russian).
Visyulina O.D., ed. 1970. Weeds of the Ukraine. Kiev: Naukova dumka, 508 p. (in Ukrainian).
Vul.f E.V. 1947. Flora of Crimea. V. 2 (1). Moscow: Selkhozgiz, 330 p. (in Russian).

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