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      Contribution to the "Atlas of the Russian Flora": Twelve local floras of European Russia

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      Biodiversity Data Journal

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      flora, Russia, tracheophytes, dataset, data paper, observations

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          Abstract

          Background

          The purpose of this dataset is to deliver to a wider audience in the form of GBIF-mediated data vast floristic materials collected by the author across various localities of European Russia from 2001-2019 (Arkhangelsk, Tver, Vladimir, Tula, Lipetsk, Voronezh Oblasts, Krasnodar Krai, City of Moscow and Komi Republic). Taxonomic data on vascular plants for ten locations were mobilised from the papers and technical reports published in Russian and standardised. Floristic treatments for two locations (Yasnaya Polyana and Tsaritsyno) have never been published before.

          New information

          The newly-prepared dataset includes 5,309 species records, i.e. one species record per each local flora. These are either native or alien (fully naturalised and casual) species. All records within one local flora have the same centroid coordinates and coordinate uncertainty in metres. Floristic inventories from the following locations were mobilised: 01. Ustya, Arkhangelsk Oblast (543 species, 1,500 km 2); 02. Zaseki, Tula Oblast (593 species, 60 km 2); 03. Polibino, Lipetsk Oblast (553 species, 70 km 2); 04. Khrenovoye, Voronezh Oblast (665 species, 200 km 2); 05. Troyeruchitsa, Tver Oblast (501 species, 10 km 2); 06. Man-Pupu-Ner, Komi Republic (182 species, ca. 300 km 2); 07. Middle Lyaga, Komi Republic (143 species, ca. 300 km 2); 08. Utrish, Krasnodar Krai (933 species, 195 km 2); 09. Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Oblast (236 species, 2.2 km 2); 10. Bogolyubovsky Lug, Vladimir Oblast (289 species, 1.7 km 2); 11. Tsaritsyno, City of Moscow (359 species, 5.3 km 2); 12. Patakino, Vladimir Oblast (312 species, 1.1 km 2). According to the GBIF taxonomic backbone, the dataset covers 1,806 species, 669 genera and 127 families of tracheophytes.

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          Observations from iNaturalist.org, an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. Observations included in this archive met the following requirements: * Published under one of the following licenses or waivers: 1) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/, 2) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, 3) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ * Achieved one of following iNaturalist quality grades: Research * Created on or before 2020-09-10 18:00:26 -0700 You can view observations meeting these requirements at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?created_d2=2020-09-10+18%3A00%3A26+-0700&license=CC0%2CCC-BY%2CCC-BY-NC&quality_grade=research
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            The Largest Digital Herbarium in Russia is Now Available Online!

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              Moscow University Herbarium (MW)

              Moscow University Herbarium (MW) is the second largest herbarium in Russia after the Komarov Institute. Being available at https://plant.depo.msu.ru/, it is almost completely imaged either at 300 dpi for regular collections or at 600 dpi for type specimens. The herbarium is focused on the flora of temperate Eurasia with an emphasis on the flora of Russia. As of 1 November 2018, physical collections of MW Herbarium include 1,044,571 specimens (incl. 4.8K type specimens) representing 37,200 species and subspecies of vascular plants and 2,223 species and subspecies of bryophytes. Currently, MW holds the 63rd place in the world's ranking (Thiers, 2019). Moscow University Herbarium preserve some important historical collections by G.F. Hoffmann, J.F. Ehrhart, C.B. Trinius, J.R. and J.G.A. Forsters, and their correspondents. The Moscow University Herbarium added a millionth specimen to the collections in June 2016. An average annual growth of the collections is ca. 15,000 specimens, with an exceptional 22,013 specimens added to the herbarium in 2016. In 2017, we added 19,416 new accessions. Since 2005, major accessions originated from Eastern Europe, Siberia and Russian Far East, the Caucasus, and South Asia (vascular plants); Taimyr, Russian Far East, and North Caucasus (bryophytes). The Moscow University Herbarium has gained budget for the digitisation of the collections within the Program of the National Depository Bank of Live Systems (Moscow Digital Herbarium Initiative), and ca. 970,000 specimens were scanned since May 2015. All records are published at https://plant.depo.msu.ru/, including JPG images and metadata required for indexing. The number of georeferenced specimens with fully captured labels is constantly growing. Brief metadata (collector's name and collection date) were added for 83% specimens in July 2018 to enable easy grouping of specimens prior to label capturing and georeferencing. As of September 2019, labels of 325,635 specimens are fully captured and 425,618 specimens are precisely georeferenced. 4,939 occurrences from Yakutia were georeferenced in March 2019 by the support of RFBR project 'Sravnitel'nyj analiz zakonomernostej raznoobraziya drevesnyh i travyanistyh vidov kontinental'noj Azii' (# 19-54-53014). 5,140 occurrences from Mongolia were georeferenced in December 2020 by the support of RFBR project 'Sravnitel'nyj analiz zakonomernostej raznoobraziya drevesnyh i travyanistyh vidov kontinental'noj Azii' (# 19-54-53014). 68,166 occurrences were georeferenced from March, 1 2019 to September, 24 2019 by the support of FinBIF project 'Supporting the regular georeferencing of European Russia holdings in the Moscow Digital Herbarium' (Russia2019_14, see details at https://www.gbif.org/project/2dfnq4VJQxHVSoPZWykiCb/supporting-the-regular-georeferencing-of-european-russia-holdings-in-the-moscow-digital-herbarium). They include newly georeferenced records from Eastern European plain, western slope of the Urals and Northern Caucasus. Moscow Digital Herbarium (MW and MHA herbaria online) is the largest Russian biodiversity database. It is fully available in GBIF. It is the primary source for the "Distribution Atlas of the Russian Flora" to be outworked in the Moscow University in due time. Moscow Digital Herbarium holds several regional portals like "Flora of Moscow" (https://moscow.depo.msu.ru/) for further stimulation of the digitisation efforts across Russian herbaria.
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                Journal
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodivers Data J
                1
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:F9B2E808-C883-5F47-B276-6D62129E4FF4
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:245B00E9-BFE5-4B4F-B76E-15C30BA74C02
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2836
                1314-2828
                2021
                15 September 2021
                : 9
                Affiliations
                [1 ] M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Moscow Russia
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Alexey P. Seregin ( botanik.seregin@ 123456gmail.com ).

                Academic editor: Alexander Sennikov

                Article
                73013 17870
                10.3897/BDJ.9.e73013
                8458270
                Alexey P. Seregin

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Page count
                Figures: 13, Tables: 1, References: 34
                Categories
                Data Paper (Biosciences)
                Monilophytes
                Angiospermae
                Gymnospermae
                Lycopodiophyta
                Biogeography
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                Russia
                Eastern Europe

                flora, russia, tracheophytes, dataset, data paper, observations

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