Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association ADD01
Ranunculo platanifolii-Adenostyletum alliariae (Krajina 1933) Dúbravcová et Hadač ex Kočí 2001

Ranunculo platanifolii-Adenostyletum alliariae

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This association typifies tall and close-canopy stands dominated by Adenostyles alliariae which is accompanied by several species of subalpine tall forbs. The stands occur in wet places such as along streams, in depressions, and in places with large snow accumulation. This vegetation type is found both above and below the timberline in the Krkonoše and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains. In some places it occupies large canopy openings in subalpine spruce forests.

Orig. (Kočí 2001a): Ranunculo platanifolii-Adenostyletum alliariae (Krajina 1933) Dúbravcová et Hadač ex Kočí

Syn.: Adenostyletum alliariae Pawłowski et al. 1928 (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Adenostyletum alliariae tatricum Krajina 1933 (§ 34), Ranunculo platanifolii-Adenostyletum (Krajina 1933) Dúbravcová et Hadač in Mucina et Maglocký 1985 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic species: Aconitum plicatum, Adenostyles alliariae, Athyrium distentifolium, Calamagrostis villosa, Carduus personata, Carex atrata s. l., Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cicerbita alpina, Doronicum austriacum, Gentiana asclepiadea, Ligusticum mutellina, Phleum rhaeticum, Poa chaixii, Ranunculus platanifolius, Rumex arifolius, Stellaria nemorum, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, Veratrum album subsp. lobelianum, Viola biflora; Oligotrichum hercynicum, Pellia epiphylla

Constant species: Adenostyles alliariae, Alchemilla vulgaris s. l., Athyrium distentifolium, Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Calamagrostis villosa, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Deschampsia cespitosa, Hypericum maculatum, Rumex arifolius, Senecio nemorensis agg., Stellaria nemorum, Veratrum album subsp. lobelianum, Viola biflora; Plagiomnium affine s. l.

Dominant species: Adenostyles alliariae, Deschampsia cespitosa, Stellaria nemorum

Formal definition: Adenostyles alliariae cover > 25 % AND (Group Aconitum plicatum OR Group Veratrum *lobelianum) NOT Group Laserpitium archangelica

Source: Kočí M. (2007): ADD01 Ranunculo platanifolii-Adenostyletum alliariae (Krajina 1933) Dúbravcová et Hadač ex Kočí 2001. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 116-118.