Area of distribution and harmfulness of Climbing (Black) bindweed (Wild buckweed) Fallopia convolvulus (L). A. Love.

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Object specialist A.Yu. Doronina, GIS-specialist M.I. Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on materials of maps of natural scale 1:15 000 000-1:100 000 000 and information taken from open-published literature.


"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.

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 Hulten & Fries (1986) was used as a base and adjustments were made according to the following sources: Po.arkona (1956), Tolmachev (1974), Kharkevich (1992). The zone of harmfulness was determined according to Nikitin (1983). 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:

Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of North European vascular plants, North of the Tropic of cancer. Konigstein. V. 1-3: 1172.
Kharkevich S.S., ed. 1989. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Leningrad: Nauka. V. 4: 172.
Kharkevich S.I., ed. 1992. Vascular Plants of the Soviet Far East. St. Petersburg: Nauka. V. 6: 428. (In Russian)
Komarov V.L., ed. 1936. Flora of USSR. Moscow-Leningrad: AN SSSR. V. 5: 647.
Nikitin V.V. 1983. Weeds in the Flora of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka. 454 p.
Po.arkona A.I., ed. 1956. Flora of Murmansk Region. Moscow-Leningrad: Nauka. V. 3: 176-178.
Tolmachev A.I., ed. 1976. Flora of North-East of the European part of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka. V. 4: 312.
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 p.

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All rights reserved. Copyright 2004 © A.Yu. Doronina & M.I. Saulich (vector map, description).

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