Vegetation Science Group

Department of Botany and Zoology | Faculty of Science | Masaryk University

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance ADB
Calamagrostion arundinaceae (Luquet 1926) Oberdorfer 1957

The alliance Calamagrostion arundinaceae includes species-rich subalpine grasslands dominated by the tussock-forming grass Calamagrostis arundinacea usually occurring on steep south-facing slopes having a pronounced snow cover in winter. Compared with other habitats above the timberline, such slopes are relatively warm both in summer due to insolation and in winter due to the protective effect of snow. This vegetation type is typically developed in glacial cirques of the Hercynian mountain ranges of Central Europe, but has also been reported from the Carpathians and the Urals.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Calamagrostidion Luquet 26 (Calamagrostis arundinacea)

Syn.: Adenostylion Zlatník 1925 p. p. (potential correct name), Calamagrostion atlanticum Luquet 1926 (§ 34), Calamagrostion arundinaceae Oberdorfer 1950 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Calamagrostion arundinaceae (Luquet 1926) Jeník 1961

Source: Kočí M. (2007): ADB Calamagrostion arundinaceae (Luquet 1926) Oberdorfer 1957. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, p. 106.