The distribution area of Lathyrus cicera L. (Chickpea grass pea)

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Expert botanist T.N. Smekalova
GIS-expert G.V. Talovina

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Accuracy of map:

Map was created using herbarium specimens and maps of scale 1:10,000,000-25,000,000.

The projection:

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

Basic content:

Map is a vector file consisting of a polygon and points. Locations of the species are represented by points, while the area of possible distribution of the species is represented by a polygon.

Accuracy of qualifier:

Light-colored points represent species locations referenced in published sources. Dark-colored points represent locations from which herbarium samples were taken. Polygon is based on generalized information from published sources, herbarium specimens, political boundaries and ecological descriptions.

Method of map construction:

The species distribution area was constructed using herbarium data (LE, VIR, Moscow State University, Institute of Botany of Armenia), published maps of species distribution (Grossheim, 1952), and an unpublished map of species distribution within the USSR territory from T.N. Smekalova.s dissertation (1996). Within the former USSR, the area is disjunctive and consists of five separate ranges - Crimean, Black Sea, Caucasian and two Central Asian ranges. The Crimean range unites sites of species occurrence in a southern area of the Crimean peninsula. Sites of species from the extreme northwest part of Western Transcaucasia near the Black Sea comprise the Black Sea range. The Central Asian ranges unite sites of species occurrence in the western part of Kopet-Dag and a northwestern part of Pamiro-Alai.

Sources of data:

Cherepanov, S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim). St. Petersburg, Mir I Semia, 990 p. (in Russian).
Galushko, A.I. 1980. Flora of Northern Caucasia. Vol. 2. Rostov, Publishing House of Rostov State University, p. 175. (in Russian).
Grossheim, A.A. 1952. Flora of Caucasia. Vol. 5. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of USSR Acad. Science, 402-404 p., appendix. (in Russian).
Herbarium Specimens. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (St. Petersburg, Russia), Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), Institute of Botany of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia).
Illustrated Manual of Legumes of Kazakhstan. 1962. Alma Ata: Publishing House of Kazakhstan Acad. Science, p. 325.
Shishkin B.K., Bobrov E.G., eds. 1948. Flora of the USSR. Vol. 13. M.-L.: Publishing House of Acad. Science, pp. 484-485. (in Russian).
Smekalova, T.N. 1996. The most important species of genus Lathyrus L., sect. Cicercula (Medik.) Gren. et Godr. Dissertation on completion of Ph.d. scientific degree, Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (St. Petersburg, Russia).

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