Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association SCA02
Galeopsietum angustifoliae Büker ex Bornkamm 1960

Galeopsietum angustifoliae

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This association includes open stands on well insolated, mobile screes, in which rock fragments are mixed with humus-poor fine soil. The dominant species, Galeopsis angustifolia, is accompanied by other short-lived plants, such as Microrrhinum minus. This vegetation type is typical of quarries, embankments and other anthropogenic screes. In natural conditions it preferentially occurs on upper parts of larger scree slopes where rock fragments tend to be smaller and mixed with fine soil.

Orig. (Bornkamm 1960): Galeopsis angustifolia-Ass. Büker 1942, Galeopsidetum angustifoliae

Syn.: Galeopsietum angustifoliae Büker 1942 prov. (§ 3b), Chaenorhino-Galeopsietum angustifoliae Valachovič 1990

Diagnostic species: Artemisia absinthium. Crepis foetida subsp. rhoeadifolia, Galeopsis angustifolia, Microrrhinum minus. Sedum album. Teucrium botrys

Constant species: Echium vulgare, Galeopsis angustifolia, Hypericum perforatum. Sedum album

Dominant species: Galeopsis angustifolia

Formal definition: Galeopsis angustifolia cover > 5 % NOT Group Consolida regalis

Source: Sádlo J. (2009): SCA02 Galeopsietum angustifoliae Büker ex Bornkamm 1960. 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. 454-457.