Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance ADD
Adenostylion alliariae Br.-Bl. 1926

The alliance Adenostylion alliariae includes subalpine vegetation of tall broad-leaved forbs and shrubby willows. It occupies wet habitats along mountain streams and in the glacial cirques where soil is well supplied with moisture fed by snowmelts. The soil has a high nutrient status. Adenostylion alliariae vegetation occurs in various mountain ranges of Europe. In the Czech Republic, it is most diverse in the Krkonoše and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains, but some communities are also found in other, lower mountain ranges, where they occasionally descend to the montane belt.

Nomen conservandum propositum (versus Adenostylion alliariae Zlatník 1925)

Orig. (Braun-Blanquet 1926): Adenostylion (Adenostyles alliariae)

Syn.: Adenostylion Luquet 1926 (§ 33)

Diagnostic species: Salix lapponum; Aconitum plicatum, Adenostyles alliariae, Athyrium distentifolium, Carduus personata, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cicerbita alpina, Delphinium elatum, Epilobium alpestre, Geranium sylvaticum, Laserpitium archangelica, Ligusticum mutellina, Poa chaixii, Ranunculus platanifolius, Rumex arifolius, Stellaria nemorum, Valeriana excelsa subsp. sambucifolia, Veratrum album subsp. lobelianum, Viola biflora

Constant species: Adenostyles alliariae, Athyrium distentifolium, Calamagrostis villosa, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cicerbita alpina, Crepis paludosa, Deschampsia cespitosa, Rumex arifolius, Senecio nemorensis agg., Stellaria nemorum, Veratrum album subsp. lobelianum

Source: Kočí M. (2007): ADD Adenostylion alliariae Br.-Bl. 1926. 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. 115.