Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association SAB01
Asplenietum cuneifolii Gauckler 1954

Asplenietum cuneifolii

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This is an open vegetation type of serpentine outcrops with the serpentine specialist ferns Asplenium adulterinum and A. cuneifolium. It occurs in precipitation-rich submontane areas of the Bohemian Massif, where serpentine appears as an acidic rock due to cation leaching. This community is thus mainly composed of calcifuge species. Usually it is found on small outcrops in open pine forests.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Gauckler 1954): Asplenietum serpentinicum .Asplenium serpentini = A. cuneifolium)

Diagnostic species: Asplenium adulterinum, A. cuneifolium, Silene vulgaris; Bryum capillare s. l., Frullania dilatata. F. tamarisci. Hedwigia ciliata. Hypnum cupressiforme s. l. (predominantly H. cupressiforme s. str.), Lophozia barbata. Pterigynandrum filiforme. Racomitrium lanuginosum. Schistidium apocarpum

Constant species: Asplenium adulterinum, A. cuneifolium, Festuca ovina. Silene vulgaris; Bryum capillare s. l., Dicranum scoparium, Hypnum cupressiforme s. l. (predominantly H. cupressiforme s. str.)

Dominant species: Asplenium cuneifolium, Festuca ovina, F. pallens; Dicranum scoparium, Hypnum cupressiforme s. l. (predominantly H. cupressiforme s. str.)

Formal definition: (Group Asplenium adulterinum OR Asplenium adulterinum cover > 5 % OR Asplenium cuneifolium cover > 5 %) NOT Group Festuca pallens NOT Sesleria caerulea cover > 5 %

Source: Chytrý M. (2009): SAB01 Asplenietum cuneifolii Gauckler 1954. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a su»ová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 418-420.