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Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MAA03
Stellario uliginosae-Isolepidetum setaceae Libbert 1932

Stellario uliginosae-Isolepidetum setaceae

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This association occurs on fishpond margins, wet fields, dirt roads in precipitation-rich areas, and in sand pits. The habitat is usually flooded for a shorter time than in the other associations of the alliance Eleocharition ovatae. The most common substrate is acidic coarse sand, but the association also occurs on loamy-sandy or gravelly substrates with low pH. In the Czech Republic this association is most common in colline and submontane areas of the Bohemian Massif.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Libbert 1932): Stellaria uliginosa-Scirpus setaceus-Assoziation (Scirpus setaceus = Isolepis setacea)

Syn.: Eleocharito ovatae-Caricetum cyperoidis Klika 1935 subassociation Juncus bufonius-Gypsophila muralis Ambrož 1939, Gypsophilo.Potentilletum supinae (Ambrož 1939) Pietsch 1963, Hyperico humifusi-Spergularietum rubrae Wójcik 1968 p. p., Coleantho.Spergularietum echinospermae Vicherek 1972 prov. p. p., Gypsophilo muralis-Juncetum bufonii (Ambrož 1939) Hejný in Dykyjová et Květ 1978 (fantom), Gypsophilo muralis-Potentilletum norvegicae (Ambrož 1939) Hejný in Dykyjová et Květ 1978, Junco bufonii-Gypsophiletum muralis (Ambrož 1939) Pietsch 1996

Diagnostic species: Alopecurus aequalis. Bidens radiata. B. tripartita. Carex bohemica. Gnaphalium uliginosum, Gypsophila muralis, Juncus bufonius, Peplis portula. Rorippa palustris, Spergularia rubra, Trifolium hybridum

Constant species: Alopecurus aequalis. Bidens tripartita. Gnaphalium uliginosum. Gypsophila muralis, Juncus bufonius, Persicaria lapathifolia. Rorippa palustris. Spergularia rubra. Trifolium hybridum. Tripleurospermum inodorum

Dominant species: Juncus bufonius, Trifolium hybridum

Formal definition: Group Gypsophila muralis NOT Group Aphanes arvensis NOT Group Bidens frondosa NOT Group Chenopodium glaucum NOT Group Eleocharis ovata NOT Group Isolepis setacea NOT Group Jasione montana NOT Group Lolium perenne NOT Group Sonchus arvensis NOT Group Stellaria media NOT Agrostis canina cover > 25 % NOT Agrostis stolonifera cover > 25 % NOT Aira praecox cover > 5 % NOT Bidens tripartita cover > 25 % NOT Bolboschoenus maritimus s. l. cover > 25 % NOT Coleanthus subtilis cover > 25 % NOT Eleocharis acicularis cover > 25 % NOT Herniaria glabra cover > 5 % NOT Juncus bulbosus cover > 25 % NOT Littorella uniflora cover > 5 % NOT Lolium perenne cover > 5 % NOT Persicaria lapathifolia cover > 25 % NOT Poa annua cover > 25 % NOT Potentilla anserina cover > 25 % NOT Rorippa sylvestris cover > 25 % NOT Rumex maritimus cover > 25 % NOT Rumex thyrsiflorus cover > 25 % NOT Thymus pulegioides cover > 5 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MAA03 Stellario uliginosae-Isolepidetum setaceae Libbert 1932. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 3. Vodní a mokřadní vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 324-328.