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Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MAA02
Cyperetum micheliani HorvatiŠ 1931

Cyperetum micheliani

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This association includes low-growing annual vegetation with Cyperus fuscus and Juncus bufonius, while Cyperus michelianus is rare in its stands in the Czech Republic. It occurs on periodically flooded river banks, in desiccating oxbows, on exposed bottoms of fishponds and fish storage ponds, in sand pits, banks of water reservoirs and in puddles. It is better adapted to substrate dessication than the association Polygono-Eleocharitetum ovatae, and it also occurs on substrates that are richer in calcium and salts. It occurs especially in warm lowland areas.

Orig. (HorvatiŠ 1931): Cyperetum Micheliani

Syn.: Dichostyli.Gnaphalietum uliginosi HorvatiŠ 1931 (fantom), Cypero fusci.Chenopodietum glauci Klika 1935, Cypero fusci.Juncetum bufonii Soˇ et Csűr÷s (1936) 1944, Cypero fusci-Limoselletum aquaticae (Oberdorfer 1959) Korneck 1960 p. p., Eleocharito.Caricetum bohemicae.cyperetosum fusci Pietsch et MŘller-Stoll 1968, Riccio cavernosae-Limoselletum aquaticae Philippi 1968 p. p., Marisco hamulosi.Crypsietum schoenoidis Taran 1993

Diagnostic species: Bidens tripartita, Cyperus fuscus, Echinochloa crus-galli. Gnaphalium uliginosum. Juncus bufonius, Leersia oryzoides, Peplis portula. Persicaria lapathifolia. P. minor, Plantago uliginosa, Rorippa palustris. Veronica anagallis-aquatica. Riccia cavernosa

Constant species: Cyperus fuscus, Echinochloa crus-galli. Gnaphalium uliginosum. Juncus bufonius. Leersia oryzoides. Persicaria lapathifolia, Plantago uliginosa, Rorippa palustris

Dominant species: Cyperus fuscus, Juncus bufonius, Plantago uliginosa

Formal definition: Group Cyperus fuscus AND (Cyperus fuscus cover > 5 % OR Cyperus michelianus cover > 5 % OR Gnaphalium uliginosum cover > 5 % OR Juncus articulatus cover > 5 % OR Juncus bufonius cover > 5 % OR Plantago uliginosa cover > 5 %) NOT Group Calystegia sepium NOT Group Eleocharis ovata NOT Group Isolepis setacea NOT Group Juncus ranarius NOT Group Trifolium fragiferum NOT Agrostis stolonifera cover > 25 % NOT Alisma plantago-aquatica cover > 25 % NOT Bidens tripartita cover > 25 % NOT Chenopodium rubrum cover > 25 % NOT Eleocharis acicularis cover > 25 % NOT Eleocharis palustris agg. cover > 25 % NOT Hippuris vulgaris cover > 25 % NOT Juncus compressus cover > 25 % NOT Leersia oryzoides cover > 25 % NOT Persicaria lapathifolia cover > 25 % NOT Ranunculus sceleratus cover > 25 % NOT Rorippa sylvestris cover > 25 % NOT Rumex maritimus cover > 25 % NOT Xanthium albinum s. l. cover > 25 %

Source: ęumberovß K. (2011): MAA02 Cyperetum micheliani HorvatiŠ 1931. In: Chytrř M. (ed.), Vegetace ╚eskÚ republiky. 3. VodnÝ a mok°adnÝ vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 319-324.